Author: Kristi

We are constantly inspired by the multitude of ways that our donors, volunteers, and community ambassadors show their love and support for our House and families. When the community recognizes these individuals because of their efforts within our four walls, it is a high compliment.

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A simple, brown bagged lunch. Not so simple when it is a nutritious, volunteer-prepared lunch delivered to a family who calls the NICU home. The Edmonton and area REALTOR® community is continuing to help Ronald McDonald House deliver the comfort of a meal to the families whose babies are fighting for wellness in the Stollery…

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Spending days on end in the hospital NICU with a baby born far too soon is the reality of 69 families a day at the Stollery NICU at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. Many of these families are from outside of our Edmonton region, and also call RMHCNA home. Days are long, and moments crawl by as…

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Meet Charlee and her twin sister, Adelynn. These two beautiful girls are from Calgary, but were born in Edmonton on May 9, 2016. Early ultrasounds detected heart anomalies and so mom, Joyce, moved into RMHCNA in preparation for birth and the first of three heart surgeries for Charlee, who was diagnosed with pulmonary atresia and a ventricular septal…

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Today marked the first month of donor support from our Monthly Mission Partner, Capital Jeep. Dealership owner John and his team understand the impact of our mission of keeping families close. For the next year, the dealership will make a donation to RMHCNA for every vehicle sold. Our donors are at the heart of everything…

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Darren, one of our House Heroes, received a liver transplant in 2011. Below Shauna Rivait, Regional Marketing & Development Coordinator at the Canadian Liver Foundation in Alberta, shares one of Darren’s most recent accomplishments: I wanted to share that Darren Loutit (grade 7) was in Calgary and participated in the Canadian Liver Foundation’s GIVE’R for LIVER team in the…

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July 1st marked the first day of a year of support from a new partnership with Capital Jeep. Through June 30, 2017, each vehicle purchased from the dealership will result in a $50 donation back to RMHCNA. The tag line of Capital Jeep is #RealPeopleHelpingPeople and we couldn’t be more thrilled that real people of…

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Volunteer photographer Kristy Wolfe describes her involvement with RMHCNA: I met Daelynn’s mom, Jen, at Ronald McDonald House in early January. I had recently started presenting to parents at RMHCNA about how to photograph their kids, both in and out of hospital, and Jen happened to be the only mom who could attend that night. Lucky…

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Gerry Graziano, one of our amazing Meals that Mend donors and volunteers, describes what drew him into the House: So yesterday I was able to get back to Ronald McDonald House here in Edmonton and participate in one of my favorite programs; Meals that Mend. If you’re not familiar, the program is set up so…

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Every volunteer has personal reasons for sharing his or her hands and hearts with RMHCNA. For volunteer Robbie Kreger-Smith, his reasons are tied directly to RMHCNA’s mission and the gift of his life. Like many RMHCNA House Heroes, he owes his life to Edmonton’s excellence in pediatric care. On Mother’s Day 1997, at 14 years…

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