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The House That The Shamrock Shake Built

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It was a day the Hill family never saw coming.

The year was 1969, and Eagles tight end Fred Hill had sustained a knee injury during a game against the Detroit Lions. Hill walked in the front door of his house in Cherry Hill, New Jersey with his leg in a cast and was greeted by his wife, Fran.

The heartbreaking news she shared with him moments later made him forget all about his injury. Their 3-year-old daughter, Kim, had been diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia. Doctors estimated she had six months to live.

Click here or on the image below to learn more about how the Eagles and McDonald's joined forces to create the world's first Ronald McDonald House.

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