Medicine, not Big Macs: Ronald McDonald room



Clay Paschen’s memory of his first visit to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles still brings tears to his eyes.
In 1977, a doctor in the oncology department had invited Paschen, a Camarillo resident, to a meeting at the hospital. CHLA thought it was time to bring Ronald McDonald House Charities to California. They wanted Paschen, who owned a McDonald’s restaurant in the City of Ventura, to help.
“You see a child walking along the hallway with an IV, going through all that stress, and they’re still j...

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