Our Stories

May 17, 2017
Allard Brothers lemonade stand
Families who have been supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto often find creative ways to give back. Or in the case of the Allard family, from Whitby, Ont., three different...
May 17, 2017
Making life easier
In August 2016, our son, Arthur, was born with a heart condition. At one and a half months old, Arthur had heart surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). His recovery took six months...
May 17, 2017
Taking some "me" time
Families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto can now treat themselves to a spa visit without ever leaving the House. Michelle Palmer, owner of Toronto’s Pause Beauty...
May 17, 2017
McBowl goes national
“When you have a personal connection, you put more of your heart into it.” Ed Sousa has put his whole heart and a great deal of his time into launching McBowl, a fundraising event...
May 17, 2017
Grandma's girls
Brenda Lariviere believes that Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto provides “the biggest support you can get” for a family with a seriously ill child. She knows this all...
May 11, 2017
Together on Mother's Day
Jacob Gelinas gets nervous around doctors and sometimes cries when he needs a blood test. That’s not surprising. The normally happy little boy from Capreol, Ontario has had more medical...
April 19, 2017
Double the love
When Aleasha Shorts and Shane Evelyn left their house on Nov. 3, 2016, they never could’ve anticipated that it would be six long months before they would return. Despite having only...
April 19, 2017
It's not a sprint - it's a marathon
“It’s not a sprint – it’s a marathon.” That’s how Grace Caguioa Valentin describes the journey of having a seriously ill child. It’s a journey she...
April 19, 2017
More than a mentor
Until two months ago, Nonie Wicken and Meryl Acker were two strangers, loosely connected by their shared passion for helping families at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto. Today...
April 10, 2017
The perfect match
Cassandra and Abby Leveille have a special connection. Just 19 months apart, the sisters have always been close. Whether playing games or trying on makeup together, they’re always there to...
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