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Patrick smiling, with his mother looking on behind him
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...
Meryl Acker and Nonie Wicken
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...
Abby and Cassandra Leveille
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...
Panoramic view of RECESS event
April 03, 2017
RECESS: A blast for families and a boost for fundraising
See photos from RECESSSee video from RECESS A lot of children woke up this morning asking their parents if they could go to 'that fun party' again. That’s how much of a hit yesterday...
Maiko Taku
March 15, 2017
My Canadian happy place
Six years ago, I immigrated to Canada to work as a live-in caregiver. I grew up in Japan, and I don’t have any family or friends in Canada. Since I was a caregiver, I didn’t even have...
Nicole Cadger, Alexie, Tara and Jacob Gelinas
March 15, 2017
Time to celebrate
There’s gonna be a big birthday party in Capreol, Ont. – hopefully next week. That’s when the Gelinas family expects they’ll get the go-ahead from doctors to go home...
Sketch of a sad face crying
March 15, 2017
It's okay to be sad
“If my brother dies, am I still a sister?”This is the type of sensitive question sometimes asked by students at the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto School. Given the...
Sydney Lewis
March 15, 2017
The girl with the mylar balloon
It’ll be hard to miss Sydney Lewis at RECESS on April 2. The little girl will have a beaming smile and a big mylar balloon tied to her stroller to tell the world it’s her 3rd...
The Ducharme family
March 15, 2017
Open spaces and smiling faces
CCL Industries is the largest label company in the world, employing nearly 20,000 employees in 35 countries. Despite their massive global footprint, CCL is committed to improving each of the...
Candice and Sean Moreland holding their son, Carson
February 28, 2017
“The most difficult day of my life”
“It was the most difficult day of my life,” says Sean Moreland. In November 2015, his nine-month-old son, Carson, was diagnosed with a life-threatening eye cancer called retinoblastoma...
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