Comfort in Community

Comfort in Community

The Stewart Family Becoming parents for the first time is an incredibly exciting experience with dreams of milestones like first baths and coming home from the hospital… But that isn’t always the story for some families. Tennille and Graham Stewart were elated to start their family. For the Spruce Grove couple everything seemed to be…

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Coping with the Unexpected

Alysa is a planner, but when she became pregnant with her first child she entered a world that most parents can’t plan for: the serious illness of a child.

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Fighting Fire with Fire

The Walsh Family Four days after their son was born, Jessy and Kyle named him Aiden, which means little fire in Gaelic. Aiden was born at 23 weeks gestation because of a prior miscarriage, mom Jessy’s hormones were telling her body that she was ready to deliver. The doctors told Jessy and Kyle that little…

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The Warren Family

Bently Warren was born premature and has dealt with croup, bronchiolitis, and constant visits to the hospital since birth. For a year his parents Jennifer and Chris searched for answers, and Bently was finally diagnosed with a rare narrowing of his airway which has caused many other respiratory issues along the way. Doctors needed to…

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The Tkach Family

Imagine this. You are 11 weeks pregnant on your fourth child. You are so excited to soon welcome a new bundle of joy to your family. You’re glowing with happiness! One day while going about your regular daily activities, you start to have contractions. You rush to the hospital only to find out that something…

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The Bowman Family

Across the world there are over 350 Ronald McDonald Houses® bringing family-centered care to families every day of the year. It all started with the House in Philadelphia which opened in 1974. Families with sick children were in crisis, and an original group of champions dreamed of a supportive home to ease their burdens. Now,…

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The Anton Roberts Family

At six years old, Josie’s pediatrician referred her and her family to a neurosurgeon. The startling realization that the symptoms she had been exhibiting since her birth were so serious it required testing with the neurology department, was something her entire family could not fathom.   At an age when kids are starting school, playing…

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The Sanford Family

Ezekiel recognizes every time he sees something different at the Ronald McDonald House. So much so that mom and dad (Katie and James) went out of their way to get a couple new stools for the play area because Ezekiel very vividly remembered the red play pieces and wanted to have them in the small…

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The Campbell Family

Isabelle Campbell is known to everyone as Izzy, a spunky House Hero who keeps up with her older brother Sid. But what many people do not know is that Izzy began her fight with a rare liver disease right from birth. She was diagnosed with biliary atresia, which causes problems and eventually failure liver failure.…

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The Newberry Family

Jack Mally Newberry was born happy and healthy on January 7, 2012, the New Year’s baby in his hometown of Vermillion. He had unnaturally high bilirubin levels and, after many tests, Jack was diagnosed with biliary atresia on March 20, 2012. In an instant, the Newberry family was thrust into a life of surgeries, a…

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