Our Stories

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...
Isla, one year ago and today
July 12, 2017
Isla, one year later
On June 30, the Marshall family from Kentville, N.S. celebrated a very special anniversary: one year since baby Isla got a life-saving liver transplant from her mom. To see Isla today, you would...
Charles Ducharme holding his daughter, Madalayna
June 13, 2017
To my husband on Father's Day
At Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto, we keep families close. Few bonds are closer than between a father and daughter. Though we bring light and normalcy to the lives of our families...
Owen and Oliver Allard sitting on their lemonade stand
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...
Arthur Caparelli, Jorge Venancio and Jennifer Caparelli
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...
Lillian and Elizabeth Boyd
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...
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