Not expected to live past six months, Mikaela is the bravest 3-year-old you’ll ever meet. Born with a severe heart defect, pulmonary artesia and one kidney, she requires 24/7 care. Her family has tough decisions to make relating to Mikaela’s quality of life.
“I thought respite was like hospice, but the first thing we noticed was Ryan House felt like home,” mom, Melody said. “During our tour our jaws dropped, it was like a resort! I was never more nervous than the day we booked our first stay but within days we booked a second visit. Ryan House gives me time to rest and brother, Giovani, time to shine, he loves the PlayStation and all the attention he receives and so desperately needs. Now when we need a break, I can just bring Mikaela here with all of her friends. Whoever thought of Ryan House is truly brilliant and we will be forever grateful.”
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