Founded in 1974, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House — the first in the world — was created for Kim Hill, the three-year-old daughter of Philadelphia Eagles player Fred Hill. As Kim battled leukemia, Fred and his wife spent many nights sleeping in her hospital room, vowing to find a better way to stay by her side. With the support of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and McDonald’s Restaurants, a “home away from home” was created. Today, the Ronald McDonald House provides supportive services for families of children with life-threatening illnesses who are receiving treatment at local hospitals. The House provides everything from shelter, meals and transportation, to TV lounges and computers with Internet access. The Legacy Foundation’s grant helped support the meal program that is run by volunteers for all families staying in the House. For more information visit their website at www.philarmh.org.