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Steve DuVal sports kilt to raise money for kids

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Since August you may have seen FOX 28's Steve DuVal dressed in a kilt. He is one of  11 local "Men in Kilts"

The purpose behind it is raise money to build a Ronald McDonald House for Michiana.

Right now there is a family room available where parents who have children staying in the hospital can spend the night.

New mother of twins Montrice Crump is thankful the room is there.

Born 11 weeks early, Valerie and her twin sister Ryleigh are starting life in Memorial Hospital's NICU."

Montrice says " It's scary.  Especially being your first children.  Because you never know what can happen and you see them hooked up to tubes and IV's and things. "

But Montrice Crump is never far away from her girls, she's staying in the Ronald McDonald Family Room right down the hall.

Montrice says she's doing all she can.  "When they're in the NICU. There's nothing you can do but provide food, which is breast milk. So the closer I am, all I have to do is walk around the corner and give them what I can… besides washing their dirty laundry"

And that's the point of the Ronald McDonald Family Room.  Executive Director Shelley Lesniewicz says it helps families feel normal. "To have this little piece of home inside the hospital where you're just footsteps away from being able to decompress and take a breath and maybe talk to another family who's been through what you've been through."

But Shelley says they'd like to serve more families by building a Ronald McDonald House. Something the men in kilts are raising money for.

Shelley says "The need is definitely there. With only three bedrooms we can only guarantee a family one night in the facility because on any given day we could have 40 to 50 different children in the hospital."

Children like Valerie and Ryleigh, who have mom staying in the Ronald McDonald Family Room 24/7.     Until they get strong enough to go home, where Montrice says dad is ready. "He changes diapers with me  was like I can't teach you this stuff at home you need to learn so when we go home it'll be a smooth transition and I won't have two babies in my hands saying lord help me "

Montrice says doctors think her girls will be ready to go home by Halloween.

Steve still needs your votes for the Men In Kilts to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

You can donate to the cause by checking out this link.

If you aren't able to give you can still vote for Steve as Fan Favorite. It's free and you can vote for Steve here.

 

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