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Youth get in the Ramadan spirit and feed cancer patients' families

June 1, 2017

901 Ummah fed cancer patients' families at Ronald McDonald house on Tuesday getting in the spirit just days before the start of Ramadan. 

 

Ronald McDonald house is a "home-away-from-home" for St. Jude patients and their families.

 

The families undergo exhausting and stressful days at St. Jude that many are unable to cook dinner so many organizations volunteer their time to bring and serve food to the families. 

 

"I think its very important," said Luz Vargas, the operations assistant at Ronald McDonald house. "Most of the families are wanting to eat here, specially if they have treatment and they cannot ride in a bus or go outside. They don't have a car (that) they can go drive to a restaurant because of the treatment ... They have long day in the hospital; they don't have time to cook." 

 

The youth served dinner and dessert to around 40 people within the facility including some staff and the security guards. 

 

"Well I came to Ronald McDonald house I think like two or three