I was honoured and humbled to be able to speak at the Ronald McDonald House® Northern Alberta Fundraising Breakfast. The House has given my family so much, and to be able to share our story with others to help the House was an unbelievable experience.

I was blown away at the number of people who woke up early to be there yesterday morning. The feeling of community and love was palpable as I went on stage. It’s so special see people come together like this for such an important cause. I’m still feeling the rush of the event hours later and it inspired me to write the poem below right after.

Breakfast truly is the most important meal of the day.

One heart can do a lot of things,

But what if there were two?

Or three or four, or twenty more?

Think what we could do!

One soul can do a lot of things,

When we share our light inside,

But think how bright that light will grow,

When souls are multiplied.

We all can make sure families,

Never feel alone,

When we come together,

We make this House a home.

-Brodie, House Dad