Sylvie Hauth and her daughter Abbie stayed at Ronald McDonald House Toronto for a month during Abbie's surgery and treatment for cancer. They came back to the House during Abbie's follow-up care. The family is from Thunder Bay, ON.
WHAT DOES RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE TORONTO MEAN TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?
Ronald McDonald House Toronto has meant the world to me and my family. It has given us a place to be a family amidst the chaos of hospitals visits, tests and treatments. It has given us a place to heal and share with others facing similar circumstances. It has given us a home away from home to come together and be a family. It has given us a renewed sense of pride and belonging for the generosity and unparallelled kindness of so many individuals that truly make Ronald McDonald House Toronto a home for everyone. It has given us memories that will last a lifetime!
HOW DID RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE TORONTO HELP YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?
During a crisis, there is much to do and many stresses and worries. Ronald McDonald House Toronto eases those burdens and encourages you to face the many daunting tasks ahead. You realize that you are not alone and that many people around you care and share similar difficulties. Sometimes we forget that. Ronald McDonald House Toronto is people helping people and there are so many people involved that make a difference. It turns the tide in a positive direction and gives you hope, courage and renewed strength.
WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO THOSE WHO DONATE TO KEEP RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE TORONTO OPEN?
Your contributions are going towards a very worthwhile cause and really do make a vast difference to all families who have the good fortune of staying at the house. Ronald McDonald House Toronto epitomizes the spirit of Canada. It is caring for friends and neighbours and making the world a better place for everyone, sometimes by a simple smile at a time. Please give generously. The house in Toronto is a true refuge for families during stressful and difficult times and has been a blessing for your family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us a "home away from home".