Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario is a home away from home for families of sick or seriously ill children being treated at nearby hospitals.

The Hardwick Family

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!

Meet Some of Our Families

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    The Rorison Family

    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. 

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    The Vuyk Family

    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.

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    The Mattice Family

    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...

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    The Secord-Peddle Family

    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.

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    The Paul Family

    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.

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    The Partridge Family

    My husband and I were so excited to find out we were expecting twins, however when I woke up on March 11, 2013 I knew something was very wrong. 

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    The Hardwick Family

    Our son Grayson was born August 1, 2014 at 26 weeks gestation. Grayson ended up having four surgeries on his bowel and fought many infections during his 271 day stay in the NICU.

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    The Hass Family

    Our daughter Kylie was a little girl who loved princesses, playing with her brother and the Wiggles.  All that changed around Easter of 2012. Kylie had started complaining of back pain.

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