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 Windsor with complications on February 23, 1998. Clayton stayed in the NICU for 3 weeks before being sent to London Children’s Hospital for his first surgery; this was when Ken, and wife Donna, were welcomed into Ronald McDonald House London.
My son’s life was at stake, I was willing to do anything.
In 2001, when Clayton was 3, he had his first kidney transplant. While this surgery was successful, 14 years later he became very ill and was put back on the kidney transplant list by the summer of 2015.
Our three programs, RMH London, RMH Windsor and the RM Family Room London were able to provide supportive services to 4,517 families with sick kids.
RMHC-SWO provided 15,990 nights of comfort to families keeping them close to their child’s specialized medical care.
Each night a family stays close at RMH it is estimated they save $183 on accommodations, meals and other home comforts.
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