Our Impact

Read stories by different families that have been supported by the various Programs run by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) ACT & SE NSW, particularly the Ronald McDonald House Canberra and the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Batemans bay NSW.

Nicarla (Mum)'s Story

Nicarla's journey with the Ronald McDonald House in Canberra has been an emotional rollercoaster. When she first stayed at the House 10 years ago (when the House was newly opened in 2012), she went into premature labour with her first son. She returned to the House once again for her second Read more...

Logan & Kahlea's Story 

Logan went home for the first time 310 days after birth with severe medical complications. His mum became the longest-stay in the House, just in time for Christmas. During this time, the two were able to Read more...

The Lang Family

Baby Emmy’s eleven-week premature birth in October 2014 meant that she had to be in the NICU under observation 360 kms away from home for over three months.“I was very upset about leaving my two children at home and I knew my husband Ben, had to return to work Read more...

Alex & Lily's Story 

Hospital visits are a routine for the family for regular check-ups and tests for Alex’s condition. Enjoying a week-long holiday getaway at the Family Retreat is just what Alex and Lily's family needed amidst ongoing medical treatments. Read more...

Addie's Story 

Early in her pregnancy, it was identified that Natalie’s baby had serious bowel issues. Soon after birth, Addison had the first of five surgeries and multiple medical procedures to treat jujenal atresia, a birth defect commonly referred to as short bowel syndrome Read more..

The Stephenson Family

Mum and dad, Ali and Adam welcomed baby Noah to their family at 36 weeks in the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children, after a postnatal diagnosis of Down Syndrome. Noah then spent Read more...

The Forrest's Story 

One year from the day of their House burning down due to the fires, the Forrest couple welcomed little Oscar's early arrival into the world. They had to spend 80 days at the House in Canberra to stay close to Oscar while he got better Read more...

Terry (Dad)'s Story

After complications with the pregnancy, Kimberley and Terry’s baby Lincoln was delivered nine weeks premature and in need of constant hospital care. When Father's Day was approaching, Terry wasn't sure if Read more...

Olivia's Story 

Olivia made an early entry into the world, when her parents were 1,200 kms away from home. All in all Olivia had one helicopter transfer, one plane transfer, was admitted to 4 hospitals and after a total of 80 days she was discharged from  Read more...

Ned's Story

For 116 nights and through Christmas in 2020, The Bode family were staying at Ronald McDonald House. Hear from Emma and Dan about their experience including how the family spent the holiday season away from home and their support network Read more...

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