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Kate Middleton Meeting With Moms at Ronald McDonald House

Kate Middleton's Emotional Meeting With 1 Mom Whose Baby Was Born With Half a Heart

For the Duchess of Cambridge's last royal trip, she didn't just stop by a new Ronald McDonald house in London, but she spent time supporting fellow moms who are dealing with hospitalized, premature babies.

One of the women that she connected with during the opening of the new Ronald McDonald Evelina London House was the mother of baby Jack. This infant was born with just half of his heart and his parents have relocated to London while their newborn is hospitalized and recovering from several major surgeries. "His mum and dad, who live in Glasgow, are able to stay at the 'home away from home' while their baby receives specialist treatment," Kensington Palace wrote on Instagram.

Ronald McDonald Houses are facilities that provide a free place to stay for families when a child is in the hospital. The new 59-bedroom facility aides parents of children who are being treated at Evelina London Children's Hospital. During her time there, Kate made an impact on a number of families being helped by this establishment.


Rebecca Bridges-Wheeler's baby born was born at just 23 weeks and is currently dealing with a variety of health problems. During her time with the duchess, she spoke about her traumatic birth experience and the challenges that Lewis now faces.

"I got a bit emotional talking to Kate," Bridges-Wheeler told the Daily Mail. "She stopped talking and let me compose myself. You could see the sympathy in her eyes, she was so warm and down-to-earth."

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