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McCain employees serving a Home for Dinner
January 17, 2017
Bring on the smiles
Few things say “home” quite like a home cooked meal. Thanks to McCain Foods Limited, families with seriously ill children staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto can...
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...
Toronto firefighters with Santa
December 12, 2016
The man who brings Santa
“The kids.” That’s what has motivated Paul Beames to keep coming back to RMHC Toronto on Christmas morning every year for the past 15 years. Paul, a 30-year veteran of Toronto...
Sani and Layth Samari with Family Room Coordinator Maggie Ramirez-Hodgins
December 08, 2016
Family Rooms in Scarborough celebrate first anniversary
Staff, volunteers and families came together last week to celebrate the first anniversary of the opening of the two RMHC Toronto Family Rooms at the Centenary site of Scarborough and Rouge...
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...
John petting therapy dog Bogey
November 15, 2016
Everyone's best friend
One of the most difficult parts of being away from home is leaving behind a beloved pet. For almost seven years, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever named Bogey has helped fill that void for...
Wrigley employee making a jack-o'-lantern with a little girl
November 14, 2016
Wrigley Canada brings smiles to RMHC Toronto
From Skittles to Starburst to Excel chewing gum, Wrigley Canada’s product offerings create simple pleasures to brighten everyone’s day. Now the confections company is brightening the...
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...
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