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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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Our story: Moonga Family

  In May, they were transferred to Southland Hospital and stayed in the Ronald McDonald Family Room for 50 days as the twins continued to gain weight. The ability to...
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The life-saving power of Friendship

For the first time in his life, Levi has a friend. A best friend. “Levi’s recovery has been slow because he’s never had someone to recover with. But since meeting...
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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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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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What’s Going on Down South

There’s a room in the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland hospital that has a special place in the McRae family’s hearts. Room 3 is now known as ‘Henry’s Room’ after...
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Teenage Tenacity

“It was a Wednesday.” Jaffar Nuru, 17, vividly remembers the February day he went for an MRI scan at Christchurch hospital, thinking he would be back home – on the...
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New parents’ proposal joy

When Queenstown’s Blair Wilson got down on one knee in Room 15 of our Christchurch House, his partner Nina Boyes’ answer was easy – an overwhelming yes, amongst a few...
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Little brothers, big love

Otatara parents Kate and Richard Affleck have experienced the scary reality of having a baby arrive sooner than expected – not once, but twice. Richard and Kate called the Ronald...
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Lincoln the Lion

Looking at two-year-old Lincoln today, you would not believe he weight just over 4 pounds when he was born at 33 weeks. But what he lacked in weight he made...
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