Sapp Family Story - Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth
Sapp Family

Sapp Family Story

When Maliyah, the eldest daughter of the Sapp family, was diagnosed with meningitis in early June, her family thought a short trip to the hospital would be all she needed. The Sapps had no idea meningitis warrants a 10-day minimum hospital stay. Being over 150 miles from home, they weren’t sure what to do or where they would stay while Maliyah was receiving treatment.

In addition to Maliyah, mom Markeycia and dad Brandon also had to think about their two other children. Markeycia reflected on how helpful RMHFW has been for the entire family during their stay. “It has been a tremendous help” having the House so close, so one parent could stay with Maliyah and the other could be with the two younger kiddos. Knowing the entire family was close helped Markeycia and the Sapp family focus on healing.


Maliyah: Age 8

The Sapp family checked out just one month after they arrived at RMHFW. Brandon, Maliyah’s dad, recalls finding out about RMHFW, “the House has been great and more than we ever expected. We never knew something like this existed, and we wish it didn’t have to, but we are grateful it does.”

Whether a family stays at the House for one month or one year, they are in our RMHFW family forever. While we wish no family had to face serious illness, we are thankful we can be here to provide support for the families that do.

Written By: Madison Obregon