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New Ronald McDonald House is being built in St. Petersburg listen

05/01/09 Andrea Lypka
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday

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Yvonne Smith from Port Charlotte has been living at Ronald McDonald house in Tampa to be at the bedside of her ailing daughter, Laurie.

“I didn’t think that I would ever need it, and it has become a home for me,” she said. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay houses about 2,000 families per year whose children are being treated in Tampa Bay area hospitals.

Smith, a mother of three - 19-year-old Larnell, 16-year old Laurie and 15-year- old Liah - has been living in this house si...

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