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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...
Jennifer Weeks hugging her son, Jacob
November 16, 2016
New heart, same Jacob
Jacob Weeks-Anderson, 13, had a heart transplant on Sept. 30, and his recovery has been nothing short of remarkable. In addition to first-class health care, his mom, Jennifer, credits his...
Joey, Naomi and family
October 19, 2016
"Relief and distraction"
It’s hard to put into words, but Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto gave us a lot of relief and distraction from the stress of having our child in the hospital and not knowing if...
The Andrews family in Claire's hospital room
October 18, 2016
Family: The best gift of all
UPDATE: Claire got her new heart on Nov. 24, one day before her first birthday! She is doing well and will continue to heal with her family at RMHC Toronto for the next few months. A lot of...
Allan Marsh in the gym and Astena Marsh in her hospital bed
September 21, 2016
Running for Astena
“Friends and family are always asking what they can do to help, and this is a great way. I want people to know how important this House is.”Allan Marsh, from Geary, N.B., is training...
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