Our son Caleb spent the first 6 months in the hospital, much of it fighting for his life. One of the most special moments was bringing him “home” and being surrounded by family when we walked through the door ❤️
This was taken in our RMH room the day we found out Nicola was in remission. While she still had a long road ahead for treatment they could not detect any cancer cells in her little body and her smile says it all for us.
Hundreds upon hundreds of children passed through these doors on Angus. Many survived, but many were lost here, including our boy Connor. We can not express the gratitude we have for all those that supported us, made us feel like we were at home and the many that taught us valuable lessons about what really matters in life. ❤️
Meeting amazing families who understand exactly what you are going through has been our most memorable times here at RMH! Being able to just sit down and listen to one another’s days, being able to support on the good and bad, eating together feeling like family and being a shoulder to cry on just helps that much more here at the house!
Our girls made friends and connected with others going through similar life events. Us parents found people we could talk to without worry of criticism or fear. Many nights one of us would run down to the kitchen just to get a cup of tea, and would still be there an hour later, talking to someone who just got back from the hospital with an update. Here’s a photo from cookie baking contest early 2017.
Part of my heart is at RMH on Angus, lots of good memories.
December 5, 2014 the evening before surgery experiencing the magic that RMHBC offers to families during the holiday season in unthinkable times. Forever indebted ?
We spent a lot of time at RMH when my daughter went for her 5th and 6th open heart surgery. This place makes you feel like home away from home.
Spending our first night together as a family under one roof after our son was discharged from the NICU
Break time from the hospital for a few hours…..
So many memories, some good some sad but we will cherish everyone of them ❤️
His first night at RMH after spending 2 months sleeping at BC children’s hospital ?
Waiting for our first to arrive. Little one decided it was time to enter the world about 6 hours later and despite some complications is doing just fine. A rainy August 2015
When Addie was fighting cancer, she was always so sick that she was usually in isolation on 3B and rarely at the house. However, we had her 4 year old brother with us and I cannot express how much the House meant to us, to him. It provided a real home away from home and so many wonderful distractions.Video games @ Angus. 2006
You all help so much to make life fun when it seems to be falling apart. Thank you!
Giving our Sam so much joy, and a sense of belonging, right up until the end of her life. Just being a kid <3
Living there for two months after my son’s successful bone marrow transplant. We were kept safe, happy, and sane. We made lifelong friends! Fun fact: the date of this photo is October 1 2014. 🙂
So many memories made at RMH, it’s hard to choose just one. Our girls have been traveling to BC Children’s for 3 weeks every 3 months for the last year. They will continue to do so for follow up until age 18. RMH gives our children a chance to have fun and be kids while they’re going through whatever it is they’re battling.
It was one of the very few things in Olivia’s whole cancer journey that we look back at with fond memories. Olivia even commented today that while she wishes we didn’t have to have lived away from home for so long, she was also kinda glad she did because RMH was so fun.