Family Stories

Every family has a story. Ours have been made brighter by people like you, our donors and volunteers. Read some of our families’ stories.
  • Ronald McDonald House has been a “home-away-from-home” for Roxanne Adams and her son Justin for the past 18 years. When Roxanne moved to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia from Alberta in 1999, Justin was just three months old. Justin has spina bifida which has meant numerous hospital visits and surgeries over the years including many trips […]

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  • Power family with dog.

    On February 19, 2015, Annie and Trevor Power from Moncton, New Brunswick, welcomed a new baby boy to their family. Evan arrived early, weighing just 3 lbs and 14 ounces. For the next six weeks, he stayed at The Moncton Hospital so the doctors could monitor his weight. Annie wanted to be close to her […]

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  • Brooklyn Gillis and her parents.

    Brooklyn Gillis entered the world weighing just 1 lb. and 15 oz. Her early arrival was a surprise to new parents, Vanessa Gaudet and Sean Gillis from Moncton, New Brunswick. Vanessa started to feel sick during her pregnancy and went to the hospital thinking that she might need to be put off on bed rest. […]

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  • The Crilley family.

    The Crilley family’s journey began on July 27, 2016. Twelve-year-old Sadie remembers that day clearly. After experiencing headaches that would not go away her parents, Gail and Michael, took her to the ER in her hometown of Saint John, New Brunswick. Her doctor sent her to get an MRI where she ended up having a […]

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  • Prinsloo family.

    On June 18, 2016, Natalie and Quintin Prinsloo welcomed their 11th child Abigail to the world. Before Natalie had given birth, Abigail had been diagnosed with a duodenal atresia which meant she would need surgery shortly after she was born. Natalie’s doctor told her that she needed to be near the IWK Health Centre in […]

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  • Chloe Mullin and her parents.

    At one o’clock in the morning on October 29, 2015, Jennifer Mullin woke up to severe back pain. Just over 26 weeks pregnant with twins, she tossed and turned as the pain continued to worsen. When she sat up in bed, she knew something was wrong. Her husband Tyson took her to the hospital in […]

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  • The Patterson family, minus Scott.

    Cassidy and Cailey Patterson, from Seeley’s Cove, New Brunswick, have been coming to Ronald McDonald House for as long as they can remember. In fact, it is where they spent the first five months of their lives. Daisy and Scott’s twin girls were born two months early on April 20, 2001. After doctors discovered that […]

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  • The Schofield family.

    Butterscotch. That was the name sixteen year old Becca Schofield from Riverview, New Brunswick decided to give her brain tumour.

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  • Zoe LeBlanc and her mother, Sophie.

    Sophie LeBlanc from Dieppe, New Brunswick gave birth to her daughter Zoe prematurely at 31 weeks.

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