Advocate Families

The Kehler family (from left to right), Daniel, Karsen, Jeremy, Aleena, Jinelle, and Jakob. Since Karsen was born, he has been affected with urethral dysplasia, bladder reflex, and kidney failure. He has recently undergone a kidney transplant.

"If it wasn't for RMHC Manitoba’s Ronald McDonald Family Room, I'm not sure where we would be, not so much from a physical standpoint, but from a mental one. At the Family Room, you can emotionally reset, have a moment of relaxation, and a safe place to get away from the hospital atmosphere.

Probably the most underrated aspect of the Family Room is that it is a great place to connect with other families that are dealing with some pretty crazy situations, themselves. We've been able to support each other while staying in the space.

During some of the most stressful times we’ve faced on our healing journey, it has been comforting knowing we are not alone in experiencing the challenges that come with having a sick or injured child."
- Jeremy Kehler, ongoing Ronald McDonald Family Room guest from Winnipeg, MB

Learn more about the Kehler family's healing journey in our 2017 Annual Report (page 12).

The Moncrief Family (from left to right) Dustin and his mother, Lynda. The Moncrief family stayed at Ronald McDonald House while Dustin received treatment for childhood.

"The families at RMHC Manitoba have their own unique stories, and yet, are bound together by one common thread, a sick child. We shared stories, laughed, cried, and reassured each other that we are together and we are home."
- Lynda Moncrief, former Ronald McDonald House guest from Whiteshell Provincial Park, MB

Learn more about the Kehler's story in our 2019 Holiday Newsletter (pages 1 - 2).

RMHC Manitoba serves families on Treaty 1 and Treaty 5 lands, located on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Ojibway, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.