Source: Northwest Herald
Right after her son was diagnosed, Jennifer said he was immediately sent to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago for treatment, where he returns every month. While Jacob gets his treatment, his family stays at the nearby Ronald McDonald House, a charity that provides care for families of children with complex medical needs.
“We go down to the Ronald McDonald House the night before treatment, and we call it a slumber party,” Jennifer said. “Jacob loves when we do this.”
During their stay, the Matthaei family learned about a fundraising tool used by the organization, where people collect pop tabs from aluminum cans, send them to the Ronald McDonald House and the funds generated from recycling the aluminum help families in need.