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The Lemke Family Story

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

On March 16, 2015 Nabila our 4 year old daughter was diagnosed with High Risk Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. It would be impossible to describe the shock and fear a parent feels faced with that news.

It was a life changing moment but we had no option but to move on. We were very lucky to get a room across the street from CHEO (Children Hospital of Eastern Ontario), at Ronald McDonald House Ottawa.

We were still very new and unfamiliar dealing with this sudden dilemma, but from our first moment on the staff at Ronald McDonald House made us feel comfortable and welcome. It seemed to us that they understood and cared about what we were going through, even offering a shoulder to cry on during these difficult times.

There is a warm homelike atmosphere at the Ronald McDonald House where we met and made new friends with other families in the same situation. We have the feeling that we all belong to one big family. It is reassuring to know that you are not alone and makes one feel safe to know there is a place you can call home away from home.

Heartfelt thanks,
The Lemke Family.

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