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A sense of security

We first met Irish teacher Muireann, and partner, British builder Richard in September 2020. Having no family nearby can be hard at the best of times but when Muireann required...
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Brotherly Bond

In Finn van Loon’s first five months of life he had more medical adventures than most would ever encounter. To name just some, he experienced brain bleeds, a collapsed lung,...
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Hamish’s Story

When three-year-old Hamish began to feel unwell, his parents Ben and Olivia from Ashburton and his doctors thought he must have a common childhood viral infection. Six weeks later Hamish...
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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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Harvey

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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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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A year in the life of baby Harvey

A year in the life of baby Harvey

Stevie White and partner Clinton from the West Coast had spent more than 50 nights at Ronald McDonald House South Island prior to and after the birth of son Harvey....
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