Our Stories

Matthias Osborne with his two daughters
July 26, 2018
A father's story
My daughters mean the world to me. I’m the proud father of three special little girls, but my journey has been a difficult one. One year ago, my wife, Wendy, and I suddenly lost Octavia to...
Brittney Hartlen
July 26, 2018
Our award-winning volunteer
Volunteering for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto became important for Brittney Hartlen after the loss of her niece, Charlotte. In 2013, Brittney’s sister, Courtney, gave birth...
Lindsay with her husband and son
July 25, 2018
Sisters make fun matter
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) was there for sisters Lindsay Petch and Maggie Edwards during a difficult time in each of their lives. Now, they are giving back to RMHC with an annual...
Anderson family in the play room
May 23, 2018
Manning's remarkable journey
After an unremarkable pregnancy, nothing could have prepared Jennifer and Jeff Anderson for what happened after the birth of their son, Manning, in September 2017. Within days, the newborn started...
Caleb, Marifa and J.P. MacMullen
April 20, 2018
Why Caleb is going to McHappy Day
Caleb MacMullen (left in the photo above with his mom, Marifa, and older brother, J.P.) lived at RMHC Toronto for four months in 2017 when his newborn sister, Trinity, was in the hospital. He was...
Sheri Askey
March 14, 2018
Becoming myself again
Since 2012, Sheri Askey has been one of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto’s most dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. In addition to her shift at the front desk every Friday,...
Gabriel, Claudia and Pablo Salazar
March 14, 2018
A true blessing
Last October, at a hospital in Guatemala City, my then 16-year-old son, Pablo, was told he had 24 hours to leave our country and receive leukemia treatment abroad, or he would be so sick from his...
Beads
March 14, 2018
Journey Beads to capture the family story
Hospitals have their bravery beads and courage beads, and now Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto is introducing Journey Beads. Beginning next week, during Child Life Month in Canada,...
Sophia Terry
February 22, 2018
One of the gang
Pre-adolescence is a tough time to feel different, and that’s something 10-year-old Sophia Terry has had to confront as she goes through chemotherapy treatments for Burkitt’s Leukemia...
Mary Pat Armstrong
February 21, 2018
Our Founding Director
It started with a phone call. In late 1978, Mary Pat Armstrong picked up the receiver to hear her daughter’s oncologist, Dr. Peter McClure, ask if she wanted to be part of trying to...
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