Extending compassion beyond our House
Katie’s Kart is a hospitality cart that is available for families who have an infant in the Neonatal Units of Lovelace Women’s Hospital. It is fully stocked with granola bars, crackers, coloring books, Play-Doh, toiletries, and other small comforts. These items are provided to families and children on the units free of charge. It is our hope that Katie’s Kart will be a simple reminder to these families that they have a network of supporters quietly working to bring them relief during a challenging time.
The Kart is named for Katie, a young woman from a small town in New Mexico who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor at the age of 11. Over the past eight years, Katie and her family have been using the Ronald McDonald House on and off as Katie has undergone various surgeries. Katie graduated from high school in May of 2017. RMHC-NM chose to honor Katie in this way because her fight, passion and inspirational qualities can provide great hope to other families.