Peyton Turner

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Peyton Turner Family Story

Proud grandparents Lisa and Robert, have been coming to Ronald McDonald House Newcastle with granddaughter, Peyton, since she was born in 2008.

“Peyton was originally diagnosed with Epilepsy, but when she was two and a half we got the Cerebral Palsy diagnosis,” says Lisa.

Since then, the staff and volunteers of the House have become like family for Lisa, Robert and Peyton as they stay many times a year for Peyton’s check ups and surgeries.

“This place is what gets us through,” says Lisa. “Everyone here is like family, and all of the staff and volunteers are always so happy to see Peyton – it just puts a smile on her face and makes her day better.”

In 2018, the family received the news that Peyton has developed Leukoencephalopathy, a rare degenerative brain disease. “That was really rough,” says Lisa. “To be honest, this place saved me on that trip. The emotional support that is provided is so important for families.”

“When we first came down all of those years ago, we didn’t know the House existed. Everyone has heard of Ronald McDonald House Charities but until you actually come here you don’t understand what it means to people. You really don’t.  It is absolutely amazing and we wouldn’t have survived the last 11 years without it,” said Lisa.

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