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    When Firefighters Make Magic

    When asked how the Lakeshore Firefighters Association came to raise such amazing support for Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario, firefighter Andre Marentette…

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    Who You Are Helping on McHappy Day!

    Mchappy Day 2017 Our House is Your House  Look who you are helping when you support families who need to stay close with RMHC-SWO. RMH London, RMH Windsor and our Family…

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  • Staying Comfortable and Comforted at RMH Windsor
    Staying Comfortable and Comforted at RMH Windsor

    When you first see Joelle Karam and her mother Jeanne Nahal sitting comfortably on the couch, heads close together, in Ronald McDonald House Windsor’s family room,…

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  • Rick's Ride for Hope
    Rick's Ride for Hope

    When your children go through a serious illness, even years after they have been home and well, there are some things you won’t forget. It may have been almost 9 years…

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  • Helping New Dads Stay Close to Their New Twins
    Helping New Dads Stay Close to Their New Twins

    Marc-André Raymond and Jean-François Gendron had a beautiful home, were passionate about their careers and seemed complete in many ways, but something was missing…

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    He Told Me About This Wonderful Place...

    It was just a normal Monday… I was 38 weeks pregnant and going in for my regular OB check-up at my local hospital in Hanover, Ontario.  We were looking forward…

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  • The Manning Family Gives Back!
    The Manning Family Gives Back!

    On June 30th, 2015, Colleen and J.R. Manning found themselves at the hospital experiencing a world of unknown. After just giving birth to their son Samuel, the Mannings began…

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  • Family staying together over holidays
    Staying Together Over the Holidays at RMH

    It was only a year ago. Our family was caught up in the magical festivities of the season. We were expecting it to be a very a special Christmas. We had just moved into a…

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  • First family to stay in windsor Ronald Mcdonald House
    The First Family to Stay at RMH Windsor

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  • RMH Families Raise Awareness
    RMH Families Raise Awareness

    We are so thankful to have families share their experiences at RMH London with others to help raise awareness for how we help families with sick kids. Below, a family from…

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  • The Pilon Family
    The Pilon Family

    Allison and Jon Pilon became familiar with RMHC-SWO this past February when their son Ian was born 5 weeks premature and needed care in the NICU. It was a very difficult…

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  • The LeClair Family
    The LeClair Family

    Hello, I’m here to talk to you today about how the Ronald McDonald House has had an effect on our family.  In 2006 my brother Jonas was unexpectedly sent to Sick…

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  • The Jacobi Family's Story
    The Jacobi Family's Story

    We came to Ronald McDonald House London around Christmas of 2011. My wife, Sue, had been a patient in the Children's Hospital in London for the previous 6.5 weeks in…

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  • Desta smile that lights up a room
    Desta's Story

    A smile can light up a room, and baby Desta has been lighting up our entire House with hers! Staying at RMH London with her parents since November, Desta has shared a smile…

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  • A peek into the Family Room Guest Book
    A peek into the Family Room Guest Book

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  • The Holm Family
    The Holm Family

    November 12, 2015 Gage Holm, age 2,  is on Day 30 of his treatment for Leukemia. That small statement has such huge impact for the Holm family from Kitchener. It means…

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  • Chase: My Dad saved my Life
    Chase: My Dad saved my Life

    Chase needed a new kidney, fast. His symptoms from Alport Syndrome were not under control and a transplant was his best chance for drastically improving his quality of life…

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  • Clayton Says
    Clayton Says "Thank You" for 200 Nights!

    If you could use one word to describe your child, what would it be? Ken Jacques would say “fighter” best defines his 18 year old son, Clayton, who was born in…

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  • Timmy McGrath
    Timmy McGrath

    On Canada Day 2015, Team McGrath came to RMH London to decorate and provide Dinner at Our House for guest families. The volunteering experience was especially meaningful…

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  • Stella's Story
    Stella's Story

    Stella Vlad was born at 24 weeks, making 2.5 year old Jake a big brother earlier than expected. Carla and Jason had to work out a plan for being near Stella in London&rsquo…

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  • Emma's Story
    Emma's Story

    Emma Walsh spent 63 days in London Children’s Hospital as an inpatient after her family saw that her eating disorder was more than they could handle at home in Sarnia…

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  • Evan's Story
    Evan's Story

    It is a shock that most parents don’t even want to think about; Jennifer and Greg Oslund had taken their son, Evan, to their doctor for a sprained ankle – he…

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  • Estefani's Story
    Estefani's Story

    Rene Rodriguez and Yuri Coto-Jimenez have a beautiful family, but Rene is a little outnumbered! With three girls running around, Rene's life is full of Hello Kitty, princesses…

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  • The Neufeld's Story
    The Neufeld's Story

    Waking up with a raspy cough usually means one thing…you have a cold. That is exactly what Margaret and Frank Neufeld thought when their 4 year old son Nathan had…

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  • Rudy's Story
    Rudy's Story

    In 2014, Rudy was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Within the course of a week, he went from the open spaces and freedom of a cottage vacation to being confined…

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  • The Ouellette Family
    The Ouellette Family

    An Early Holiday Gift ... The Ouellettes were thrilled when they found out they were expecting their fist child. With a son due on December 31st, the family was prepared…

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  • The Zondervan's Story
    The Zondervan's Story

    The Zondervans are definitely part of the RMH family! Staying with us for not just one, but two of their children. Parents Adam and Angela can't stress enough the importance…

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  • Hayden's Story
    Hayden's Story

    Married in 2011, Brittany and Mike Caravaggio had met in high school, fallen in love and were the epitome of what we like to call high school sweethearts. After their wedding…

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  • The Pepe's Family Story
    The Pepe's Family Story

    Lying in the delivery room moments after giving birth, Amanda was told by the doctor that her son Reed was a happy, healthy baby. Waiting with husband Ryan, and excited for…

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  • Elliot Lane's Story
    Elliot Lane's Story

    The Lane Family stayed at our House when Elliot was just 5 days old. Finding comfort in being close to their son, the family would spend long hours in the hospital and found…

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  • Tyler's Story
    Tyler's Story

    Tyler was a precious little baby, but oh boy was he little! Born prematurely at 27 weeks, he weighed just 2 lbs 4 oz. Experiencing preemie complications, Tyler required major…

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  • Lyn and Ayla's Story
    Lyn and Ayla's Story

    Ronald McDonald House Southwestern Ontario is very fortunate to have a number of supporters who dedicate their time to contributing to the well being of the families who…

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  • Jorie's Story
    Jorie's Story

    Hi. My name is Jorie Elliott. I am a grade 10 student from Kincardine, Ontario where I live with my mom (Sheryl), dad (Jeff) and my eighteen year old brother, Jarrett. I…

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  • Breanna's Story
    Breanna's Story

    A young girl with a passion for sports, a celebrity crush, and a fear of spiders, you would never know 15 year old Breanna Van Watteghem has overcome more challenges than…

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  • Olivia's Story
    Olivia's Story

    Every mother wants to hear her baby is healthy, but what happens when mom feels like something is wrong? This is what happened to Kim Vander Schelde after she gave birth…

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  • Mikaya, Skyler & Tracy
    Mikaya, Skyler & Tracy

    Tracy Teeter spent her first night of motherhood in a different city from her newborn twins, Skyler and Mikayla. Moments after their difficult birth, the baby girls were…

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