Join us as we Walk Over the Hudson on the Walkway!
Join us this year as we Walk for Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. Our Grand Marshall this year is Deskin Burton from Wappingers Falls. Deskin Burton and his twin brother Jake were born at just 24 weeks and 3 days gestation at Westchester Medical Center in January 2013. Deskin weighed 1 lb, 10 oz, at birth and was just 12 inches long. Tragically, Jake passed away when they were two days old due to complications from extreme prematurity. Deskin spent 176 days in the NICU at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, before transferring to Blythedale Children’s Hospital, a children’s rehabilitation center where his parents learned to care for his special medical needs. Throughout his time in both hospitals, Deskin’s parents stayed at the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley. After a total of 286 days, Deskin came home in November 2013. In January, 2018, Deskin gained a little brother named Chayton. Deskin is currently a kindergartner at Vail Farm Elementary School in LaGrangeville.