Help Keep Oxford Families Close like The Schnarr Family
I’m raising funds for RMHC Southwestern Ontario.
Ends: May 31, 2023
Our family’s first time at Ronald McDonald House (RMH) London was in 2008 when our daughter, Coralyn, was diagnosed with a very rare disorder known as Dandy Walker Variant. At just 6 months she needed to have surgery so a VP Shunt could drain excess fluid building up in her brain. Thankfully, we were able to stay by her side with the help of RMH London – from that first time we stayed it felt like we had a “home-away-from-home”. Our bedroom at the House became our “homebase” – somewhere to have a break, take a shower, and have a moment to ourselves outside of the hospital environment. In 2019 Ronald McDonald House became our sanctuary once again for what ended up being our longest stay of 81 days. Coralyn became very ill and after 2 emergency hospital visits she was admitted for surgery. The Dr.'s had found infections in her second set of sinuses, blood clots had formed throughout her brain, and she had a stroke along with all this. Her hospital experience was difficult as she endured several procedures, with one concern leading to another. When you are in a state of constant worry one thing that makes it easier is having the security of a home to go to – being able to spend time on weekends as a family with her 2 siblings at the House meant the world. I have many positive memories at RMH London, but the best was the first day Coralyn was allowed to come over for a visit – It had been 2 months since she last left the hospital. While the short walk over was still exhausting for her, she enjoyed being able to sit on the living room couch and lay in a non-hospital bed! The day we found out Coralyn was going home we surprised our family back home in Ingersoll. They thought we were only staying for a short visit, so tears filled their eyes when they found out we were home for good! A lot of emotions during this time, mainly being grateful we had a “home-away-from-home” that kept us close to her through it all.
This Fundraiser is supporting:McHappy Day 2023 - Keeping Families Close
May 3, 2023
Anonymous donated $250
Your strength amazes me! So grateful we have amazing healthcare in Ontario and organizations like RMHC to support families through challenging/difficult times. #loveyouall
Together we have raised $2,434 of our combined goal
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