Our Stories

Michel Lafond as a baby and today
November 15, 2017
There when you need it
When Julie Lafond went into labour with her third child in June 2012, she never could’ve imagined that her newborn son would be rushed to Toronto from their home in Sudbury. After two healthy...
Britt, Beckett and Kelley Dougherty
November 15, 2017
"It's helping save our son's life"
"Every day we look at each other and say, 'Can you believe how lucky we are?'" This isn’t the type of sentiment you’d expect to hear from Britt and Kelley Dougherty...
Shawanda-Burgoyne family
October 19, 2017
Focusing on Samantha
When Samantha Burgoyne returns to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto after being out and about for a few hours, she kicks her legs in excitement in her stroller.RMHC Toronto is "...
Keaton and Vanessa Cabana
October 19, 2017
A big day for Keaton and his mom
This morning, Vanessa Cabana is giving her son, Keaton, an amazing gift. She is donating a piece of her liver to save his life. Vanessa and her husband, Matthew, from Fredericton, N.B., have...
The Warder family
October 04, 2017
McKayla needs a new heart
After four open heart surgeries and so many other medical procedures I've lost count, McKayla's heart is failing. Our beautiful little six-year-old needs a heart transplant. So we&rsquo...
The Lebo family
September 20, 2017
Facing cancer together
Shoshanah Lebo has had more than her fair share of experience with cancer. She’s had 10 relatives get diagnosed with the disease – “approximately one every two years&rdquo...
The Lui family
September 20, 2017
A deeper connection
Katie Doering has been teaching at the RMHC Toronto School since it opened in 2003. She grew even closer to our cause last November when her daughter, Eleanor, was hospitalized in the intensive...
Saenz family
August 16, 2017
"Just wait until they get to Ronald McDonald House"
No parent ever expects to have a sick child or to wind up living at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto. But sometimes life takes a turn. That is what happened to Ottawa’s Juan...
Sara with her mom and dad
August 04, 2017
Population 265
Living in a house with a population the size of your hometown would seem strange to most people. But the Smith family from Main Brook in northwest Newfoundland, population 265, says they’ve...
Claire and Kathryn Cubacub
July 27, 2017
Light at the end of the tunnel
Kathryn Cubacub has had a difficult couple of years, enduring chemotherapy, radiation and major surgeries to treat an aggressive brain tumour. But today, after staying at Ronald McDonald House...
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