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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

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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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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Community Aroha

Welcome to 2020! This year is set to be action-packed and we are so fortunate to have such wonderful community support to help with our fundraising for the House. Planning...
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Southland Spirit

What an exciting start to 2020! The Ray White Invercargill Home and Garden Tour raising funds for the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital was held a few weeks ago...
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Family Street Appeal

Faced with a child’s illness life stops overnight and parents enter a world of fear and worry. For parents who don’t live close to the medical care their child needs,...
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Halloween Hits Ronald McDonald House South Island

One heck of a spoooooky and creative meal! Brain bhaji, vampire burgers, mummy hotdogs, spooky pumpkin donuts, ghostly mini cakes, and ‘dirt and worms’ were all on the menu for...
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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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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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