Week 3: May 28th - June 3rd, The Breemersch Family
During Week 3 of 5 Weeks for Families, we share the story of Ronald McDonald House guests, the Breemersch family from Brandon, Manitoba and how they are able to stay close with their daughter, Katrina (age 15).
"Two years ago, our daughter, Katrina, was diagnosed with a second inoperable brain tumour leaving her blind in her left eye and with low vision in her right, turning our family's life upside down once again. After countless conversations with doctors in Winnipeg, it was decided she must undergo radiation treatment as she has already had chemo to treat her first tumour. With no living arrangements and a requirement to stay for several months, our nurse contacted Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba (RMHC Manitoba) to get us the care we so desperately needed. Staying at Ronald McDonald House allows us to provide better care for Katrina and reduce the financial burden on our family.
Ronald McDonald House has become a "home-away-from-home" for our family. We continually stay there on our medical trips to Winnipeg from Brandon. We can never thank the staff and volunteers of Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room staff enough for all their guidance, support and conversations throughout this most difficult journey. We will never forget what RMHC Manitoba has given our family including treasured memories that provide a light at the end of the tunnel. The people who give their time, effort and donations help make miracles like this possible."
- Kristen Breemersch