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The Dick Family, Invercargill

The Dick family from Invercargill have been staying at Ronald McDonald House since February 2018, while 9-year-old Nathanael undergoes and recovers from a kidney transplant. “I don’t know how we would’ve done the last 3 months if we had to stay in a motel and pay for it ourselves – the financial worry on top of Nathanael being sick would’ve been way too stressful. Here at the House I feel like I have everything I need, the staff are amazing and go out of their way to make you feel at home,” says Carla.

Carla says Nathanael loves it at the House, “being at the House takes all the fear away from the other things he has to deal with, it allows him to play with the other children and have some normality.” Nathanael is now recovering from his kidney transplant and is doing well. The family are hoping they will be able to go home at the end of May.

Recently, to celebrate Mother’s Day, our friends at ASB helped us surprise Carla by flying up her whole family from Invercargill, including her husband Grant and all 10 of their children! Check out the video below to see how it all happened.

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