Our Stories

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...
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...
J.P., Marifa and Caleb MacMullen
February 21, 2018
Why we're going to RECESS
At the beginning of 2018, Marifa and John MacMullen sat down with their kids and asked them what special activities they would like to do together as a family this year. Their two boys, J.P. and...
Marko Lindhe playing hockey with two boys
January 24, 2018
Meaning for Marko
As a successful entrepreneur, Marko Lindhe often finds himself mired down in the pressures of the business world. That’s why the co-founder of Minutes Solutions Inc. so appreciates his...
Messiah and Gendlyne Smith
January 24, 2018
A new boy
To see Messiah Smith today, you would never know what he’s been through. When you see him waddling around, curiously touching everything he can, you wouldn’t guess that just months...
Cheque presentation at RMHC Toronto
January 24, 2018
Milo's Miracle
Last October, a group of children set out to raise $500 for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto in honour of their cousin. Three months later, they’ve raised an astonishing $17...
Tripodi family
December 06, 2017
At the House for the holidays
If Matthew Tripodi had his choice, he’d be hitting the ice in Sudbury this weekend with his teammates on the Lo-Ellen Lightning hockey team. This nine-year-old loves sports. But this...
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