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  • The Soldans

    Benjamin was born to Nick and Letitia Soldan of Lathrop, CA in
    “Father and Son”: Nick and Benjamin Solda
    January 2015. His mother’s case of eclampsia led to seizures and Benjamin’s emergency cesarean section. Benjamin was born nine-weeks premature with a brain injury due to lack of oxygen. In July 2015, he suddenly stopped breathing and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital in Lathrop. He was then air-lifted to the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Mission Bay. While Benjamin received medical attention, his parents stayed nearby at the new Ronald McDonald House at Mission Bay. After a week, Nick and Letitia moved to the Scott Street House for a longer stay, using the shuttle and Lyft services to conveniently commute to Mission Bay to see their son. Benjamin was discharged from the hospital in September, and his parents are very excited to have him home.
    Nick, Bella, and Letitia Soldan at Gala
    “Staying at the Ronald McDonald House has been great for us because it has allowed us to be close to Benjamin, and it gives us a sense of ‘home’. It is like a home away from home for us. We have also been able to meet other people in similar situations and share our experiences, give moral support, and give and receive advice.” – Letitia Soldan
                 This year, ABC7 News’ Cheryl Jennings interviewed the Soldan’s at our Mission Bay House and live at the 2015 “Home Away from Home” Gala. The picture to the left is of this loving family. To see the ABC7 News interview with Cheryl Jennings, Mike Nicco, Lois Moore and the Soldan Family, please click here. For more information about families who have stayed at our Houses, please click here.