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Finding friends who understand the journey: Parents help parents at Ronald McDonald House

Finding friends who understand the journey: Parents help parents at Ronald McDonald House

  Patricia Summers was concerned about her daughter’s health long before she was diagnosed with an eating disorder. “She was counting calories and would consume less than 1,000 calories a day,” recalls Patricia of Sinead, who was then 12 y...
Breakfast for Champions

Breakfast for Champions

You may already know Ian Mendes as the Host of TSN1200’s ‘The Drive.’ However, to RMHCO the Mendes Family are Meals That Heal heroes who volunteer their time to prepare nutritious breakfasts for families staying at the House. The Mendes family ...
A Part of the McDonalds Family

A Part of the McDonalds Family

After working at McDonalds for 3 years and witnessing the magic of McHappy Day, Zizo was inspired to continue working with his McDonalds family by volunteering with RMHC Ottawa. His time in the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at CHEO has been coloured b...
Fridays at the Front Desk

Fridays at the Front Desk

Upon moving to Ottawa and looking to build a new network Patricia learned about a family who had used the Ronald McDonald House just outside of CHEO while their daughter received treatment at the Hospital. Fast forward two years later and Patricia ca...
35 Years of Dedication

35 Years of Dedication

Not many people can say that they have dedicated their time and support to one charity for over 35 years, but Cecil Waghorn can. Since our doors opened in 1984, we have been lucky enough to call Cecil our friend and a forever family member of Ronald ...
The Lafleur family story

The Lafleur family story

The Ronald McDonald Family Room was very appreciated by my family while our daughter was admitted to CHEO for 11 days. She was only 6 days old when she was admitted, so as a family we were not only trying to adjust to life as new parents but also dea...