Our Stories

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...
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...
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...
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...
Michel Lafond as a baby and today
November 15, 2017
There when you need it
When Julie Lafond went into labour with her third child in June 2012, she never could’ve imagined that her newborn son would be rushed to Toronto from their home in Sudbury. After two healthy...
Britt, Beckett and Kelley Dougherty
November 15, 2017
"It's helping save our son's life"
"Every day we look at each other and say, 'Can you believe how lucky we are?'" This isn’t the type of sentiment you’d expect to hear from Britt and Kelley Dougherty...
Shawanda-Burgoyne family
October 19, 2017
Focusing on Samantha
When Samantha Burgoyne returns to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto after being out and about for a few hours, she kicks her legs in excitement in her stroller.RMHC Toronto is "...
Keaton and Vanessa Cabana
October 19, 2017
A big day for Keaton and his mom
This morning, Vanessa Cabana is giving her son, Keaton, an amazing gift. She is donating a piece of her liver to save his life. Vanessa and her husband, Matthew, from Fredericton, N.B., have...
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