Get your family together, to keep families together.
RMHC New Zealand is dedicated to providing a ‘home-away-from-home’ for families with children in hospital.
So we’re asking New Zealanders to get together and #BUILDAFORT or text FORT to 4483 to donate $3 to support families in need.
Simply build your fort, take a pic, share & tag.
Building a fort to help children17 April 2019
When Greer Feck was 14 months old, her parents received a diagnosis that would alter the course of her young life. She had a rare cancerous tumour in her spine. It was the kind of news every parent dreads. So began a decade of extensive treatment and travel. Dannevirke doesn't have the facilities needed to treat such an obscure and serious cancer so Greer and family had to travel to Wellington and Auckland for her procedures.
Five-year-old boy battled cancer and liver failure to beat the odds28 April 2019
Five-year-old Carter Sim has seen the inside of a hospital more times than most will in a lifetime. Having endured a liver transplant and battled cancer all before his fifth birthday, the Sim family have spent most of Carter's life going back and forth between home in Napier and Auckland for treatment.
The house that helps: Family shares cancer story for Ronald McDonald House4 May 2019
Weeks, not months — that was the daunting life expectancy given to Alesha Begovich when she was told her 7-year-old son had stage 3 cancer. The only hope for Latham, her active, outdoorsy eldest child, was immediate, intense rounds of chemotherapy at Auckland's National Children’s Hospital, 160km away from the family's Matamata home.
Breakfast TV visits Ronald McDonald House10 May 2019
Breakfast TV came along to Ronald McDonald House to cover the Family Appeal launch, House mum Megan from Dargaville spoke beautifully about her family’s journey with RMHC New Zealand on live TV.
South Canterbury 2-year-old battles rare liver disorder14 May 2019
Julia Haugh is only 2 but has already survived hundreds of visits to hospital, surgery to drain her liver and two liver transplants. This week is RMHC New Zealand’s Family Appeal Week and the Haugh family have praised the support of the charity during Julia's hospital stays, including a total of 290 nights in the Auckland House.
Hamilton family forever grateful to Ronald McDonald House Charities13 May 2019
Hamilton family the McLaughlins have been staying with RMHC New Zealand on and off since July 2016 when their son Hamish, only three at the time, was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of acute myeloid leukaemia.