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Anne-Marie with her son, Lucas
April 16, 2019
A mother's wish
By Anne-Marie MacKenzie My wish for Mother’s Day is a simple one: I want a quiet day at home with both of my children. I have spent much of the last 10 months afraid I’d lose one of...
Campers doing pet adoption activity
March 21, 2019
Five days of fun
Kids completing a pet adoption activity. Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto ran a week-long March Break camp for the first-time last week. From March 11 to March 15, around 10...
Galaxy calm down bottle
March 21, 2019
Make your own galaxy at home
These bottles sparkle and shine with every move. Sometimes called ‘calm down’ bottles, they can be used to teach kids about sensory-processing or mindfulness. It’s also fun for...
Kelsey, Charlie and Bekah
March 20, 2019
Together at last
Two-year-old Charlie has a close bond with her mom and dad. That’s because she rarely spends a moment away from them. Charlie has a rare genetic disease called erythropoietic protoporphyria...
Mike Perkins
March 20, 2019
Energetic Mike
Mike Perkins with fellow Front Desk volunteer, Janet Sutton. If you arrive at RMHC Toronto on a Thursday afternoon and find Mike Perkins at the Front Desk, more than likely, he is going to be...
Mother, daughter and father
March 19, 2019
Key to happy family life
Families are no strangers to the challenge of getting their child’s attention. From busy schedules to social media, sometimes the idea of getting quality family time can seem impossible. The...
Logan family
March 19, 2019
Logan family inspired by stories of courage
Marjorie Logan, with daughters Carol, Debbie and Donna. Having grown up during the Great Depression, Marjorie and Gordon Logan knew the value of a dollar and the importance of helping others....
Ellie Shuttleworth, held by her mother and father
February 27, 2019
Ellie's first laugh
Ellie Shuttleworth let out her first little laugh last week. It was a huge milestone for her parents, Brittany and Joshua. Their world was turned upside down last August. While in Toronto for an...
February 27, 2019
Welcoming Maddie and Mila
When Jason Dunn is feeling emotional, he pours his heart out in song. As a musician, he always has. So it’s no surprise the January birth of Maddie and Mila, his twin daughters with his...
Joe and Tiffany
February 27, 2019
Peace of mind
Tiffany and Joe have a long journey ahead. They are waiting for a heart transplant for their four-month-old son, Hudson. Thankfully, they are finding comfort at the Ronald McDonald House Charities ...
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