Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwestern Ontario

If I could I would donate much more to this amazing charity. Thirteen years ago my life was turned upside down. 27 hours after the birth of my son he was flown to London's Children’s Hospital. We didn't know what was wrong. We hoped that we would get answers in London. My husband and I left our 2 year old with my parents and drove 2 hours to London. Once we arrived and made sure all was well at the hospital we settled in at the Ronald McDonald House. The staff there were genuine and empathetic. We spent the next day at the hospital only going back to the House to sleep and eat leftovers that were cooked by volunteers. The next night we were told there was nothing they could do for our son. We spent the whole night holding him until he passed away. My husband and I went back to the House to try to sleep so we could make the long, sad trip back home. While my husband was sleeping, I went down to the office to ask what we needed to do to square up. The ladies there listened to me talk and cry and told me not to worry they would send a bill. That bill never came. Ronald McDonald House provided a home away from home for just $10 a day. I don't know what we would have done if we would have had to pay for hotels and parking. This House is amazing and deserves every penny of this giveaway to help provide a home atmosphere to those in these situations

- Yvette

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