The new owner of Navasota’s McDonalds says there was at least one good thing that could be said for the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile’s first-ever visit.
David May says, the community turnout was great as far as the event sponsorship was concerned. But so-far as the number of participants, he admits only four children showed up for the free eye exams, backpacks and pre-school vaccinations.
May he says can understand having only a two-and-a-half hour window in the middle of the work week can make it difficult for those most need. Those who didn’t show up now have just weeks til school to get the required shots. And if they can’t make other arrangements with the health department, it can be very expensive.
A full battery of shots to get your kid in school initially, he says, can cost $750. A partial battery, he adds, can be $500 or $550. Through the Ronald McDonald House Charities and the franchisees in the Houston area, they are all free.
And though May is disappointed, he says he’s not discouraged, and is planning on bringing the Care Mobile back to Navasota for another Children’s Health Fair corresponding with First Responders’ Day next year that’ll hopefully be more accessible,
And we’ll let you know when that’s coming up, right here on Navasota News.