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Poppy’s Story: Connection and Togetherness

Poppy’s favourite thing in the whole world is her twin sister Willow; they’ve got a special bond that is just unexplainable. Our twin girls were born five weeks premature. This...
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Alps 2 Ocean Ultra

Brent Crossan and Michael Sandri have been mates since school, with a love of the outdoors, extreme sports and good food uniting them across the decades. In 2016, Brent’s daughter...
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My Story: Kat and Bodhi Moses

I was very fortunate to be pregnant with my IVF miracle baby. But at 30 weeks I went into spontaneous labour and within two hours my beautiful baby Bodhi was...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Ineson

  I was in a ‘frock shop’ one day when I overheard a conversation. The two women were talking about Ronald McDonald House, which had opened here in Christchurch. It...
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Our safe place, our home, our story.

In late  August last year Lachie was sick…again. He’d had a fever every month since March, but with no other symptoms we were told to let him rest and he...
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Self Care for Families

Sarah McGuinness is a ‘guru’ of self care in New Zealand. With degrees in psychology and communications, Sarah guides people of all ages to be happier, healthier versions of themselves....
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Southland Family Room Turns 5

December 12, 2018 marked five years since the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital was opened – the world’s most southern Ronald McDonald House facility. Since the Family Room’s doors...
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Very precious cargo

Very precious cargo When Timaru parents Kendall and Joshua MacDonald found out they would have to stay at our Christchurch House, they were apprehensive. Unsurprisingly so – their little family...
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Our team and NICU workers

Social workers based at Christchurch Women’s Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit play a very special role in caring for families and their precious little ones. Chrissy, Claudine and Margaret are...
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Room Sponsor Spotlight – Bill and Helen Bishop

With hearts of gold, Drs Bill and Helen Bishop will never admit that they’re doing anything out of the ordinary. They simply believe that if you can help, you should. And they...
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