Thursday 10 March
Lilly Thoresen-Mckay has had a life-and-death struggle with a defective liver, but has finally emerged, pink and babbling, and one year old. The Palmerston North liver baby who was desperately ill during her early months spent mostly in hospital received a slice of dad Luke Mckay's liver in a transplant operation in May, and is starting to thrive.
Wednesday 6 April
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) and Education Publishers Medikidz have developed a new book Medikidz Explain Ronald McDonald House - a first ever Medikidz title that supports the siblings of patients to understand and better cope with having a brother or sister requiring specialist medical treatment.
Wednesday 16 November
Hollie Smith dazzled the crowd with a breath-taking performance at this year’s gold-themed Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Red Shoe Ball on Tuesday the 15th of November.
The Red Shoe Ball played host to 500 of RMHC’s largest corporate supporters. With the help of Hollie’s golden voice, the event was able to break all records from previous years and raise just over $200,000 for the charity.
Monday 8 May
Rosie Smith looked around the Chinese hospital she was standing in with her sick baby; a picture of chaos, filth and overcrowding.
"I crumbled to the floor, before grabbing my boy, running outside and asking our translator to get us back to our hotel."
That was the moment she learned her 20-month-old son Reef had leukaemia.