Guest Story

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The Kanhai Family, from Steinbach, Manitoba. Pictured (clockwise from top left) Marcilla, Khalia, and Jordan.

“We stayed at the Ronald McDonald Family Room for three nights and at Ronald McDonald House for a week while our daughter, Khalia, received treatment for GBS (group B strep).

She was improving every day and became stronger and more lively. We went from not being able to hear our daughter’s voice for a day to being able to breastfeed her again and take her home. She got to
go home after 12 days of being at the hospital. We are so thankful for all the staff at the hospital who took such good care of our daughter. We are also very thankful for RMHC Manitoba. It made this very hard situation bearable and feel a little more normal. The staff were all so kind, and we even made connections with another family in the house.

After Khalia became strong enough, we were so excited to be able to take her home and get back to normal life again. She caught a little cold in the few days after, but it only lasted a week. She recovered
so well and hasn’t looked back. We couldn’t be more proud of our little warrior and are so thankful for everyone that helped her get to where she is today.”  — The Kanhai family

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.