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A Warm Welcome

Kristine Isurda lives in Christchurch with her family: husband Abner and daughters Nieve Zabbriah (4) and Amberleigh Rich (8 months). Kristine and Abner are both from the Philippines, but their...
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Cooper’s start to life

Deanna Edmonds was pregnant with her third child and caught by surprise when, at 29 weeks and 2 days, her waters broke while hopping into bed. She went to the...
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The power of gratitude

In a year desperate for good news stories one of New Zealand’s top athletes certainly overdelivered. Hokitika-raised, Dunedin-based Javelin thrower Holly Robinson made history in March when she became the...
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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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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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