Just as RE Business Solutions is committed to treating its
customers and employees like family we are passionate about making a difference
in the communities in which we live and work.

On November 9th 2005, our lives were changed forever. Johnny, our precious son, suddenly passed away at the young age of three. Our family was on vacation in Orlando, at the Nickelodeon hotel in Universal Studios, when he awoke in the middle of the night and died between my husband John and me. Johnny had wanted to go there for six months before he passed, carry the Nickelodeon magazine in his backpack waiting to meet SpongeBob and all his friends. After such an awful tragedy it seemed only fitting to create something tangible in our son’s memory. The Ronald McDonald House of Camden was always very special to our family so of course that’s where we wanted to start. The Ronald McDonald House lends many families the opportunity to be together while their loved ones get life changing or life saving surgeries. Our son was never sick, so we never had the opportunity to try and save him, but so many children are and the Ronald McDonald House is a wonderful place for them to come and recover. Our son loved other children so much and even at his young age he reached out to them at preschool and would always make boys and girls feel special and reassured that it was going to be, “ok”. With donations from many friends, business associates and family, along with Universal Studios, we created a wonderful SpongeBob room at the house for many families to reside. SpongeBob is loved by boys and girls alike, and is a huge favorite to stay in there. Since then, the home has expanded, needing lots of other donations to finish their expansion, and we then raised more money to lend a hand in their completion. In 2011 we created a Toddler Play Room and named it Johnny’s Clubhouse, which has been enjoyed by many young children since its completion.

On November 9th 2005, our lives were changed forever. Johnny, our precious son, suddenly passed away at the young age of three. Our family was on vacation in Orlando, at the Nickelodeon hotel in Universal Studios, when he awoke in the middle of the night and died between my husband John and me. Johnny had wanted to go there for six months before he passed, carry the Nickelodeon magazine in his backpack waiting to meet SpongeBob and all his friends. After such an awful tragedy it seemed only fitting to create something tangible in our son’s memory. The Ronald McDonald House of Camden was always very special to our family so of course that’s where we wanted to start. The Ronald McDonald House lends many families the opportunity to be together while their loved ones get life changing or life saving surgeries. Our son was never sick, so we never had the opportunity to try and save him, but so many children are and the Ronald McDonald House is a wonderful place for them to come and recover. Our son loved other children so much and even at his young age he reached out to them at preschool and would always make boys and girls feel special and reassured that it was going to be, “ok”. With donations from many friends, business associates and family, along with Universal Studios, we created a wonderful SpongeBob room at the house for many families to reside. SpongeBob is loved by boys and girls alike, and is a huge favorite to stay in there. Since then, the home has expanded, needing lots of other donations to finish their expansion, and we then raised more money to lend a hand in their completion. In 2011 we created a Toddler Play Room and named it Johnny’s Clubhouse, which has been enjoyed by many young children since its completion.

On November 9th 2005, our lives were changed forever. Johnny, our precious son, suddenly passed away at the young age of three. Our family was on vacation in Orlando, at the Nickelodeon hotel in Universal Studios, when he awoke in the middle of the night and died between my husband John and me. Johnny had wanted to go there for six months before he passed, carry the Nickelodeon magazine in his backpack waiting to meet SpongeBob and all his friends. After such an awful tragedy it seemed only fitting to create something tangible in our son’s memory. The Ronald McDonald House of Camden was always very special to our family so of course that’s where we wanted to start. The Ronald McDonald House lends many families the opportunity to be together while their loved ones get life changing or life saving surgeries. Our son was never sick, so we never had the opportunity to try and save him, but so many children are and the Ronald McDonald House is a wonderful place for them to come and recover. Our son loved other children so much and even at his young age he reached out to them at preschool and would always make boys and girls feel special and reassured that it was going to be, “ok”. With donations from many friends, business associates and family, along with Universal Studios, we created a wonderful SpongeBob room at the house for many families to reside. SpongeBob is loved by boys and girls alike, and is a huge favorite to stay in there. Since then, the home has expanded, needing lots of other donations to finish their expansion, and we then raised more money to lend a hand in their completion. In 2011 we created a Toddler Play Room and named it Johnny’s Clubhouse, which has been enjoyed by many young children since its completion.

SpongeBob Room in Honor of Johnny Murabito at the Ronald McDonald House of SNJ

Johnny’s Clubhouse in Honor of Johnny Murabito at the Ronald McDonald House of SNJ

Ronald McDonald House of SNJ

Ronald McDonald House of SNJ provides a home-away-from-home to families of seriously ill and traumatically injured children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and operates 11 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms within pediatric units of hospitals across the Southern New Jersey region.

Ronald McDonald House of SNJ opened on 6th Street in Camden in 1983.
Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey is one of more than 284 houses in 31 countries.
Each house operates independently and receives specific funding from the local Ronald McDonald House Charity chapter and only donor designated gifts from the United Way.

We receive approximately 15% of our $1 million budget annually through these two channels,

raising the balance of our needs from corporate supporters, individual giving, foundation grants, and special events.
Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey has served as a “home-away-from-home,” for over 17,000 families whose children are being treated at nearby hospitals for critical illness or traumatic injuries.

We enable over 800 families a year to focus on helping their children heal.
We serve families from as close as the Southern New Jersey/Greater Philadelphia region and from as far as at least 40 other states and 28 foreign countries.

Fortunately, many patients do not require hospitalization; nearly 75% of the children also reside in the House with their families while going

back and forth to the hospital for treatment.
In 1998 we built our home in its current location.
In the heart of Camden, our four-story brick building includes a tranquil garden, comfortable kitchen, dining room, living room with fireplace, TV lounges, laundry rooms, and internet access for parents to keep in touch with other family members and to do research on their child’s condition.

Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey has 20 spacious family suites, each with a unique theme, such as butterflies, a fire house, Sesame Street, Sponge Bob and NASCAR.
This is a child-focused facility with well-equipped playrooms, a basketball hoop, computer rooms, video games, and a decorative theme reminiscent of the Jersey shore, complete with fish tanks and whimsical artwork.

http://www.ronaldhouse-snj.org/

For Pete’s Sake, Take A Break From Cancer Respite Foundation

In December 2012 the Johnny M Foundation purchased Johnny’s House in Orlando, Florida and donated it to “For Pete’s Sake”, Cancer Respite Foundation. FPS will now send a family a week to this special home. Each week, a family facing cancer will celebrate love and joy at Johnny’s House and just as the Murabito family has memories of their final vacation with young Johnny, so too will many young families create lasting memories of special times together. Johnny’s House will be filled with love and laughter — all because of the vision, leadership, generosity and love of John and Patti Murabito.

char-gp-peteFor Pete’s Sake Cancer Respite Foundation (formerly Crossing the Finish Line) is a non-profit organization that assists adult cancer patients, their caregivers and loved ones. Inspired by the late Peter R. Bossow, Jr., they give these patients a break from cancer in a secure and comfortable environment.
Eligible patients, along with their caregivers, receive a one-week expense-paid excursion to select vacation locations along the East Coast and in the Caribbean. For Pete’s Sake owns two respite homes near Orlando, Florida and relies on donated vacation homes to supplement additional stays.

To be considered:
Have a physician diagnosis of cancer
Be between the ages of 24-50
Reside in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware

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Compassionate Friends Newsletter

The Murabito’s contribute the printing of the Compassionate Friends Newsletter every month and Memory Book each year.

www.takeabreakfromcancer.org

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Johnny’s House, Orlando, FL

What is “The Compassionate Friends”?

The Compassionate Friends is an international self-help, mutual-support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings of children who have died from any cause and at any age.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.

The vision of The Compassionate Friends is that everyone who needs us will find us and everyone who finds us will be helped.