Read some of the amazing and inspiring stories from the families who have been directly impacted by Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern NSW.
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Carly went into labor at 31 weeks, and was taken to John Hunter Children’s hospital for the birth of her twins Ariel and Cheston.
Donya and her family from Hamilton were able to enjoy some much needed time to refresh their minds and souls at the Family Retreat in Forster in January.
Julie and her husband Ashley share their story of being able to support their son and daughter-in-law during grandson Tom’s treatment. Staying in at Ronald McDonald House and being able to use the Ronald McDonald Family Room has helped keep their family together.
When Armidale local, Miranda gave birth to Imogen 8 weeks early, she was flown to Newcastle and her family stayed at nearby Ronald McDonald House. They then spent 3 weeks at Tamworth House before finally taking their new baby home.
The Byrnes spent precious time together as a family at the Forster Family Retreat earlier this year. Having the whole family together with all the kids getting attention and having some fun made such a difference.
Three year old Jacob loves coming to the Ronald McDonald Family Room so much he kept asking his mum, Tara, to go back there. Mum doesn’t mind, as is gives her a place to relax and unwind.
Two year old Blake from Coffs Harbour is no stranger to hospitals. His family know first hand the importance of Ronald McDonald House after their recent stay.
Bridgette, Mark and their family took time out at the Family Retreat to relax and reconnect after their daughter Neisha suffered an acute brain injury. "It really is a gift for families."
Arriving at just 25 weeks, Zali spent the first 101 days of her life at the Royal North Shore Hospital. When the chance came for them to be transferred to Gosford Hospital, mum Kate was glad to be closer to hom
When Krista from Moree found out her pregnancy was high risk and she needed to be near the hospital. Ronald McDonald House was there to open their doors to her and her two girls, Dakota and Sophia. “Knowing we are just steps from the hospital gave me peace of mind during my family’s stay.”