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Each year nearly 1,000 families travel to our community and stay with the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) while receiving treatment at Mayo Clinic. Families staying at the House are undergoing one of the most stressful situations they will ever encounter-dealing with the fear of having a critically ill child.

When the search for answers to Seth Bayles mysterious illness brought him to Mayo Clinic back in 2009, it was the beginning of not only treatment to halt the progression of his rare autoimmune disorder, but also his family’s special relationship with their “home-away-from home.” 

Over the past several years of Seth’s treatments, his family has been grateful for every opportunity to stay at the Ronald McDonald House as it allowed them to develop close bonds with staff, volunteers and other families. Upon hearing that the RMH was launching a campaign to expand, Seth wanted to give back – and was inspired to raise awareness for his special home in Rochester. Please watch Seth’s story!  

To kick-off our Catholic Schools week service project, we too want to join in the efforts to support the RMH. Rochester Catholic Schools will be collecting the tabs you pull to open soda, soup or other aluminum cans. The funds generated from recycling these aluminum pieces will help offset the House's expenses. RCS will be collecting pop tabs now through Catholic Schools Week (January 28 to February 3).

Seth and his mom spoke to students at Lourdes High School on Tuesday sharing witness to their faith and Seth's journey!