Ducharme Family

The Ducharme Family

Born with a rare genetic disorder, Madalayna required a bone marrow transplant. At least 1,300 people in her home town were tested to see if they could help. The Ducharme family learned that her two-year-old brother, Henrik, was the best match.
Family Name
The Ducharme Family
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RMHC Toronto
Distance from home
371
“These two have a special bond and they will have a bigger one after this. We love both of our children so much and hope for the best in this journey,”
The Ducharme siblings have a loving and special bond.

Born in August 2016 with a rare genetic disorder, Madalayna Ducharme (called the Warrior Princess by her family) required a bone marrow transplant. At least 1,300 people in their hometown were tested in January 2017 to see if they could help Madalayna. Shortly after, the Ducharme family learned that her two-year-old brother, Henrik, was in fact the best match.

The Ducharme family travelled from their hometown in Windsor, Ontario to the Ronald McDonald House in Toronto, so Madalayna could undergo the bone marrow transplant at a nearby hospital.

“These two have a special bond and they will have a bigger one after this. We love both of our children so much and hope for the best in this journey,” said mother, Tamara Ducharme.

With the bone marrow transplant now complete, mom (Tamara), dad (Charles), Henrik and Madalayna will continue to stay together as a family at the Ronald McDonald House until Madalayna’s doctors tell her she is healthy and strong enough to return home.
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