“We were in such a difficult place so we were expecting a lot of sadness, but Ronald McDonald House is a very happy place. Our boys love it – it’s so much fun for them.”
When 4-year-old Gabe Negrieff was diagnosed with cancer, his family didn’t know what to expect when they arrived in Vancouver. During this incredibly difficult time, Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon became a second home for Gabe and his brothers and a comforting refuge for his parents.
We first introduced you to Annabelle Edl and her family in June 2017, after they had spent 8 months at Ronald McDonald House, 9 hours away from their home in Nelson, BC. Annabelle, then 8 years old, was receiving intensive cancer treatment and her family found a home away from home at RMH BC. Find out how she’s doing now!
“Thank you” is the message that Connor and his dad Eric have for everyone who supports Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon. After Connor was diagnosed with a brain tumour at age 11, he and his dad spent 474 nights at RMH BC, 600 KM away from their home in Northern BC.
Four-year-old Leland Funk loves to ride his four-wheeler and spent the last year battling leukemia far from home. Find out how RMH BC helped to keep his family close and give him space to be a kid.
At this November’s Boundary Bay Marathon, Rich Holmes hopes to run his 704th marathon, break a Guinness World Record and raise $6,500 for RMH BC! Read more about what inspires him to run and to make a difference.
This month, we profile the Manufactured Housing Association of BC (MHABC), dedicated supporters since 2017. Executive Director of MHABC Gord Rattray recently shared his motivations for giving back.
From our 13-bedroom House on Angus Drive to our 73-bedroom House on the grounds of BC Children’s Hospital, we have served 25,000 families in the past 35 years! During that time, RMH BC has been home for countless precious family moments: home-cooked meals enjoyed, first steps taken, couch cushion forts built.
Like most teenagers, 15-year-old Isaac’s favourite thing to do is chill with friends, whether it’s playing video games or sports. And though the past 8 months have been anything but normal for Isaac and his family from Prince Rupert, staying at RMH BC means that he has a community of friends behind him when it matters most.
McHappy Day 2018 was a record-breaking success thanks to the efforts of McDonald’s employees around BC and Yukon. This month we were thrilled to recognize one incredible “House Hero” from McDonald’s who went above and beyond to raise funds and awareness in 2018.