Our Stories

Abby and Cassandra Leveille
April 10, 2017
The perfect match
Cassandra and Abby Leveille have a special connection. Just 19 months apart, the sisters have always been close. Whether playing games or trying on makeup together, they’re always there to...
Nicole Cadger, Alexie, Tara and Jacob Gelinas
March 15, 2017
Time to celebrate
There’s gonna be a big birthday party in Capreol, Ont. – hopefully next week. That’s when the Gelinas family expects they’ll get the go-ahead from doctors to go home...
Sydney Lewis
March 15, 2017
The girl with the mylar balloon
It’ll be hard to miss Sydney Lewis at RECESS on April 2. The little girl will have a beaming smile and a big mylar balloon tied to her stroller to tell the world it’s her 3rd...
Matthew and Elliott Koski
February 27, 2017
Flying to be together
Partners reach out in many ways to support families at RMHC Toronto. Last year, WestJet donated 32 flights to our families to keep them close when they needed each other the most. They are...
Elmina and Krista Kuepfer
February 15, 2017
Side by side
Though they’re from a small village in Southwestern Ontario, Elmina and Krista Kuepfer have spent a lot of time in Toronto over the past 12 years. Krista has come to the city for treatment...
William Carr holding a thank you certificate
February 15, 2017
Helping Mommy and Ella
At just five years old, William Carr is already learning the power of philanthropy. This month, he delivered a donation of $48 – in toonies – to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)...
Splitscreen of Kael Morrison in treatment and in present day
January 18, 2017
Where Kael began to feel better
From November 2013 to January 2015, Kael Morrison’s family lived at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto while he recovered from a lifesaving bone marrow transplant. During this...
Amanda Hoffman and Aleeda Klingenberg
December 28, 2016
Aleeda's heart
Amanda Hoffman still gets emotional thinking about the many days she spent at RMHC Toronto after her first niece, Aleeda, was born in 2012 with a serious heart condition. Aleeda, along with her...
Liam and Sylvia Pearson
December 12, 2016
Number one on my Christmas list
On, April 5, 2016, my life completely changed. In a few short minutes, my husband and I were told that our 13-day-old son, Liam, would need a double lung transplant to survive, and that we&rsquo...
Brianne and Laurel meeting Elsa and Anna from
November 16, 2016
A "magical" time of year
The Taylor family spent last Christmas 4,000 km from home, in and out of the hospital while their youngest daughter, Laurel, recovered from a lung transplant. And yet, it was one of their best...
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