Above: House guest Sebastian and volunteer Anna-Victoria try out a new recipe. Kitchens are the heart of any home and Ronald McDonald House is no exception thanks to programs like Cooking With Kids that help to bring people together. From 4:00 – 5:30 every Tuesday,...
Baby Nico has spent most of his 11 months in and out of the hospital, far from his family’s home in Lillooet. Thanks to Ronald McDonald House, his mom and dad have been able to stay by his side and give him all the support he needs to grow stronger.
Every Thursday night, Dewey volunteers to help make the Family Meal program possible at RMH BC. What inspires him to volunteer? A great group of fellow volunteers and the kids that make every shift an adventure.
The art therapy program at RMH BC helps kids and families to express themselves through art in both individual and group sessions. We caught up with Kali Dukowski, RMH BC art therapist, to find out what she loves about art therapy and being at the House.
5 years ago, Grayson Dowling came into the world weighing just 1 pound 3 ounces. He spent his first year in the hospital and his family was one of the first to stay in our 73-bedroom House. Today, RMH BC is still a home away from home for Grayson, and a place he loves to explore with his parents, big brother Kaiden and the RMH family he has grown up with.
For the past seven years, from Grade 6 all the way to Grade 12, Liana Gerber has been a dedicated supporter of RMH BC. She is best known around the House for the beautiful and creative custom cakes she makes for birthday parties and other special occasions. We caught up with her to find out what inspires her to give back.
Each week, Colleen brings her years of experience in Early Childhood Education to families at Ronald McDonald House. What inspires her to volunteer? Seeing the smiles on kids’ faces and knowing she made their day a little brighter.
Like most families, the Iretons never expected to stay at a Ronald McDonald House, but since August 2018, RMH BC has been their home away from home. While 3-year-old Weston receives treatment for leukemia, RMH BC helps take care of the whole family so that they can focus on what’s most important: helping him to heal.
We first introduced you to Tristyn Ranger and his family in May 2017, while Tristyn was spending his grad year of high school undergoing cancer treatment far away from his Kelowna home. For Tristyn, RMH BC helped to bring his family together so they could support him when it mattered most. Find out how he’s doing now!