Ronald McDonald House Receives Life-Saving Gift

The Ronald McDonald House located near Loyola Medical Center in Hines, Illinois, was presented with a Powerheart® Automated External Defibrillator(AED) from The Sara Kathleen Schacht Memorial Fund. The facility will now be Rescue Ready® and equipped to treat victims who are struck with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).


Ronald McDonald House near Loyola Medical Center (Hines, Illinois) presented with a Powerheart Automated External Defibrillator (AED) from The Sara Kathleen Schacht Memorial Fund.

The Sara Kathleen Schacht Memorial Fund was established by family members when she died of heart failure at the age of 17. In her memory, funds are collected to purchase defibrillators for schools and other government facilities, such as park districts, police departments, and other organizations who serve the McHenry County Community.

“Our most sincere thanks to Erin and the entire family at The Sara Kathleen Schacht Memorial Fund. Today we were honored to accept their generous donation of a lifesaving AED device, giving us an essential tool to help Good Samaritans in case of an emergency. Thank you for all the good you do,” stated Lisa Mitchell, Senior Director, Ronald McDonald House.

The facility provides care and comfort to families with 18 bedrooms on-site, welcoming living spaces and lovingly prepared meals.

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