After 8 months at the House, 9-year-old Annabelle Edl and her family are finally able to go home to Nelson, and we caught up with her to find out more about her stay. For Annabelle, the House is a special place because of the support of friends who understand what she has been through.
In December 2016, 17-year-old Tristyn Ranger was enjoying his grad year of high school when cancer turned his life upside down and split his family in half. Thanks to RMH BC and our partners at WestJet, he and his siblings were recently reunited.
Generous event sponsors like Duncan Robinson of Wimbleton Financial Services make it possible for us to keep families close when it matters most. This month, Duncan shared his inspiration for supporting RMH BC.
At just 5 months old, Caleb Champagne has faced struggles that most of us couldn’t even imagine, but he has a 73-bedroom House full of friends cheering him on. Now, he is able to go home to Vancouver Island for the very first time.
We’re celebrating National Volunteer Week this April, and volunteers like Kaavya truly make our House a home. We asked her about her inspirations for giving back!
Alysa and Kiana Robinson are active, creative sisters with busy schedules — and both have cystic fibrosis. Every 3 months or more, they leave their Kamloops home for treatment in Vancouver, where Ronald McDonald House helps them to have a normal life in between their life-saving appointments.
It’s no easy task to provide clean and safe accommodation for up to 2,000 families each year, and we are grateful for the ongoing support of our partners at A Plus Cleaning and Janitorial Ltd. Read more about how they make our work possible.
“We’ve called the helicopter. It’s on its way.”
These are words that Mike and Kristina Veltri never expected to hear when they took their 16-month-old daughter Nicola to the doctor. Now, Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon is home for this Vancouver Island family while Nicola receives life-saving treatment for leukemia.
Thanks to generous supporters like you, we were able to provide welcoming accommodation for 200 families in the month of December alone! Learn more about how you helped make a difference in the past year.