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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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Jan Nottingham

Beyond Words: Jan Nottingham

It’s been a busy morning for Ronald McDonald House South Island overnight supervisor Jan Nottingham as she prepares for a well-deserved break. With handover done, the kitchen cleaned, morning chats...
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Jenna Orpwood

Second Time Around

The mother of two from Otama spent five weeks in the Family Room after son Toby was born nine weeks early in 2016. “When we were there it was like...
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Resilience, Courage and Lockdown: A Father’s Journey

Not only has he had to live through the national lockdown due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, his six-year-old daughter Brianna has undergone treatment for a tumour and his wife has...
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Then and Now: Millie-Rose Cowan

The House had been their home in 2016 and 2017 when Millie-Rose, then aged 3, was receiving treatment for Metastatic Neuroblastoma. Now seven-years-old, the memories of what happened at the...
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A year in the life of Stevie, Clint, and Baby Harvey

Stevie and her partner Clinton have already spent 53 nights at Ronald McDonald House South Island before and after Harvey was born, and will be back and forth during the...
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Sibling Love

“My blood pressure was really high, so they made me stay in hospital overnight after the scan. The next day, my blood pressure just wouldn’t go down so they decided...
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Jacinda’s life-changing moments

As well as that, 10 percent of families were dealing with a high-risk pregnancy and needed to be close to the hospital. In 2017 and 2018, Jacinda Panther found herself...
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Real Life Superhero – Manaia Huntley

  After 72 nights on-and-off at Ronald McDonald House South Island, and the successful completion of son Manaia’s treatment for a brain tumour, it’s hard not to reflect on their...
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Welcome to our Home: The Kitchen

If you’ve ever walked into the Christchurch House early in the morning and been met by the homely smell of carrot cake, cheese puffs, or muffins then you’ve probably encountered...
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