Drummond Family – Five Rivers
Running a 1416 hectare farm in Five Rivers, Southland, the Drummond family were undaunted by a challenge. At their routine pregnancy scan, Hannah and Craig were informed that their tiny baby potentially had some medical issues – a challenge no family could prepare for. Following her midwife appointment at 33 weeks, Hannah was rushed up to Auckland hospital – she didn’t even have time to pack a bag. She remembers her biggest stress was knowing her husband Craig and daughter Briar (then 2) were following her up, but had nowhere to stay.
“I remember Craig coming up and being like we are down at this House it’s amazing, don’t worry there’s food there, Briars fine she’s got somewhere to play, it’s safe it’s warm. I can’t explain the relief I felt knowing that they were ok, that they were close by, that thanks to Ronald McDonald House, that part of life wasn’t going to be an issue”.