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Albie Gibb

Safe & Sound

Our journey began when Albie failed his newborn hearing test while still in the Maternity Ward, and then again at just one week old. At four weeks old Albie was...
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Hard hats and hammers at the House that love built

She also knows that as the years go by, Ronald McDonald House South Island adapts to continue to best deliver its Mission – to create, find and support programmes that...
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Mum Reese, Dad Tapu and Milah

A Gracious Miracle

She’s not old enough to understand it yet, but when she is, Reese Harrison says she will tell her daughter about the role Ronald McDonald House South Island played in...
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Zoe Michelle and RMHSI team

An Invaluable Gift

The gate opens and Michelle Osgood and daughter Zoe drive out of Christchurch’s Ronald McDonald House for what should be the last time. As they turn onto the road, they...
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Stevie, Clint and baby Harvey share their journey

Stevie White and partner Clinton from the West Coast have spent more than 100 nights at Ronald McDonald House South Island prior to and after the birth of son Harvey....
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Ajah's story

My Amazing Daughter

The door to the elevator at Ronald McDonald House in Christchurch opens and out pops seven-year-old Ajah King. It’s been a good night, and she races around greeting the staff...
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Wendy Frew

The overwhelming kindness of strangers

It wasn’t until November 2020, when her son Buddie was born at just 36 weeks, that the significance of the Ronald McDonald Family Room in Southland Hospital really hit home....
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Money Box

Money Box Host

Money Box hosts are an important part of our fundraising community. Here, Rebecca Excell from the Winton Night ‘n Day, shares her story – she has recently put a Money Box...
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Muireann's story

A Place to Call Home

At 28 weeks pregnant, Muireann suffered from complications which meant she was transferred to Dunedin Hospital from her home in Queenstown where she stayed for four weeks. She was then...
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William’s Journey

When William was born, we discovered he had a genetic condition called Beckwith–Wiedemann syndrome (BWS), which is an overgrowth disorder. Unfortunately, this condition makes him more susceptible to some childhood...
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