RMHCSCO provides comforting and supportive programs that keep families close. See what you can expect on your stay…
Those interested in participating in the program will experience the tangible impact of the helping our families directly.
Now more than ever, we need your help keeping families close to their sick children. Help support our families during COVID-19.
We are forever grateful to RMHC® SCO for giving us and many other families hope, comfort and warmth at a time when it was needed most. The amount of compassion and care we received while staying at the House helped us stay strong for our son. We are so proud of our miracle boy and will always remember what he went through and how far he's come!
Nothing prepares you for having a sick baby. Those are two words you never want to hear together. Unfortunately, those were some of the first words we heard after our son Freddie was born. He came out floppy and blue and had to be resuscitated. Shortly afterwards, the doctors confirmed he needed to be transferred from Guelph General to the NICU at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
I was 10 days post-partum with our new baby girl Lara when my husband, Dave, and I found out she was diagnosed with collapsed lungs. We had 3 young children at home and I was very emotional after just giving birth – it was a difficult time for all of us. Dave and I were scared for our daughter and worried about how to continue to provide care to our other three children.
In December 2020 I found out I was pregnant - Tyler and I were overjoyed that our family was growing! Just three months later, we found out we were having a boy. Life as we knew it was perfect.
But then at 27 weeks of pregnancy, life started to change ...
When I arrived at McMaster, Cooper was stabilized in the PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit). My wife and I met with a huge team of doctors, and they informed us that Cooper needed immediate surgery. They did an MRI of him when he was unconscious and showed us the images - which I can say were terrifying.
In October of 2021, our sweet little boy, Thomas, made an unexpected and very early arrival. We were rushed to McMaster Children's Hospital from our local hospital after going into spontaneous labor where he was born at the gestational age of 24 weeks and 1 day.
The day my fiancé, Dustin, and I found out I was pregnant, we were over-the-moon excited - we couldn’t wait to grow our family! That excitement quickly turned to worry at my 20-week ultrasound...
Our story starts with our beautiful little girl, Lilly Marie-Lynn Secord, born at 34 weeks on July 4th. I was pretty sick most of my pregnancy as I have type 1 diabetes-making it extra challenging at times.
Our story starts in the 36th week of pregnancy with our first son, Carson. Through a routine ultrasound it was determined that our little boy had developed congenital hydrocephalus, water on the brain.
Together, we raised more than $85,000 in our annual FUNdraiser - #familieshelpingfamilies
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