Help keep families together while their sick child is treated at a nearby hospital.
The Audia Family
Meet the Audia Family
The Audia family stayed at Ronald McDonald House Toronto for 170 nights while their infant daughter Rosalie was waiting for a heart transplant
Distance from home
Nights spent with RMHC
“Being at Ronald McDonald House with my other young children means that we could be close to Rosie in the hospital but also the House gave them and us a break away from the intensity of being in a critical care unit surrounded by sick kids and beeping machines”
- Samantha Audia
“They just take such good care of you here,” Samantha insists. “Sometimes I would leave the hospital at night for the short walk back to the House and I would be feeling down. And then I would see the House, with the lights on just like mom used to do at home when we were teenagers. When you come in, the front desk tells you there’s food in the fridge and if you need to talk to someone, there’s staff at the front desk or families in the kitchen. It’s a place where you can let it all out and be yourself.” “It’s a steady for our family in a turbulent time,” adds Brian, Rosie’s dad.
Rosie is now at home with her family and recovering with the support of her big sister, brother and their whole community.