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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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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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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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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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