Emmalee Kratz and the Young Family
Emmalee Kratz may be a novice fundraiser, but when the 7th grader asked her classmates at Center Point Urbana Middle School for donations for the Ronald McDonald House of Iowa City, she pulled out the stops: creating flyers, making morning announcements on the PA system, and sharing PowerPoint slide shows with teachers and friends. In the end, Emmalee raised $950 for the House!
Emmalee has a soft spot for the House. Her little cousin, Clayton, who was diagnosed with a heart defect called cardiomyopathy shortly after birth in August 2019, stayed at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital for four weeks. Clayton’s parents, Steffany and Isaac Young of Ankeny, stayed at the House during that time, and for that, Emmalee is forever grateful.