Family stories

Our Houses, staff and volunteers have helped thousands of families over the last 25 years and some of them have kindly decided to share their experiences.


The relief took a weight off our shoulders

Richard shares the moment he realised what a relief it was to be close to his child in hospital.

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A place to stay, a shoulder to cry on

When Jane’s daughter Leah was diagnosed with a rare cancer, Ronald McDonald House Manchester wasn’t just a place to stay…

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The thought of leaving him was unbearable

At 26 weeks pregnancy, Paula’s son Joshua was diagnosed with CDH. Joshua’s first few months would entail him staying in …

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