– A ribbon cutting ceremony opened a new playground at the Ronald McDonald
House in Springfield.
The play ground was
built to honor Tess Drainer, a young girl who was born prematurely at Saint John's hospital in
Tess and her family
stayed at the Ronald McDonald house for therapy every few weeks since she as
Central Illinois Ronald
McDonald house volunteer, Kelly Thompson, told WAND " her facial expression
when she pulled the plastic off of her sign said it all. She was thrilled and I
think she very much feels proud about what she's been able to give back to the
Hundreds of kids will be
able to enjoy the new playground. Springfield Ronald McDonald house serves more
than 350 families each year.