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Seriously ill or injured children often need to spend weeks or months in a hospital for necessary treatment. It is not only an incredibly long time to be away from home but also for a family to be divided– usually mother at the bedside with the sick child leaving father and extended relatives taking care of siblings. When a family is focused on the health of their child, well-being of other family members may be neglected — the health, living conditions and emotional status of the caretakers, the welfare of siblings, etc. The Ronald McDonald House®, prided itself as the “home away from home” for families with sick children, is mandated to help families to overcome these issues.

 

Face the Weight of Illness Together

Families are stronger together, especially when they are facing illness. The concept of family-centered care has long been popular in the North America. According to research, with the support and love from immediate loved ones, the hospitalized child tends to feel less lonely, cope better and heal faster. While keeping life as intact and normal as possible is important for child patients, it is equally important for caretakers who care for the sick child around the clock. A network of support can help relieve the emotional stress. Keeping siblings close by can also help normalize life and maintain the psychosocial well-being for the hospitalized child.

 

Hassle-free Access to the Best Medical Care

Ronald McDonald House is in close proximity to the Prince of Wales Hospital. Since March 2019, there is free shuttle service to and from the Hong Kong Children’s Hospital. Parents staying at the Ronald McDonald House can concentrate in caring for their sick children while saving time from the frequent commuting to and from hospital. Staying at the Ronald McDonald House, parents cancontinue with their usual domestic routines such as buying grocery, cooking meals, doing laundry and going to work and school without much interruption. Do not underestimate these routines and structures as– they are essential in restoring a sense of normalcy in life. Staying close to the medical experts, they can also better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed.

 

Comprehensive Facilities for Families at Little or No Cost

We understand that among all the stressors, finance is one of their big worries when families are facing with enormous medical bills. To lessen their financial burden, With referral from Medical Social Workers, families in need can stay at an administration fee  HK$70/nightAll families at the 23-bedroom House (including one special needs room especially designed for families with bone marrow transplant child patients)  can enjoy a well-equipped kitchen, library, dining room, living room, study room, outdoor and indoor play area and laundry.

 

The House Love Built

The Ronald McDonald House offers invaluable support through a network of volunteers, donors, staff and families who encounter similar ordeals. Regular volunteer playgroups, English classes, Art classes, Yoga classes, festival celebrations, and birthday parties are often the highlight of our children’s day. Inkind donations such as supermarket gift vouchers, new toys, or fresh organic vegetables can put a smile on their face. Families  sharing healthy recipes for the children can be so energizing.. A little community has come alive and it is carefully maintained by all the committed volunteers and staff, generous donors, and families with similar experience.

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Keung Keung
Keung Keung
In Ronald McDonald House®, we have many great mothers and we can learn from their touching stories. Without our “home-away-from-home” service, these mothers would have to experience more hardships when facing their difficult times. Let’s read the story of Keung Keung.
In Ronald McDonald House®, we have many great mothers and we can learn from their ...
Him-Him
Him-Him
Him-Him stayed in Ronald McDonald House® after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The new “Home” let him receive treatment more conveniently…
Him-Him stayed in Ronald McDonald House® after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic ...
Wah Wah
Wah Wah
Wah Wah was diagnosed with gastrointestinal hemangioma of tract when she was 5 months old. When Wah Wah was in the hospital for the first two months, her mom was anxious and worried and her dad could not go to work. The couple had to shuttle between their Tai Po home and the hospital every single day. Wah Wah’s sister, Kwan Kwan was nine years old by then. She felt more like an orphan as her parents’ attention was all on Wah Wah. With the existence of the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), their family life and relationship turned normal and better.
Wah Wah was diagnosed with gastrointestinal hemangioma of tract when she was 5 months ...
Durjoy
Durjoy
Durjoy – a name that symbolizes the invincible. This name belongs to a strong 5-year-old boy who has always been fighting with challenges in his life.
Durjoy – a name that symbolizes the invincible. This name belongs to a strong 5-year-old ...
Ho Him
Ho Him
My son Ho Hin was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he wasn't even one year old. I needed to start a long journey of treatment with him on my own because at that time my husband was working in the Mainland. Thankfully a social worker concerned our case and referred us to move into the Ronald McDonald Charities House®. Afterwards, my son suffered from another illness, and we moved into the House again.
My son Ho Hin was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he wasn't even one year old. ...
Keung Keung
Keung Keung
In Ronald McDonald House®, we have many great mothers and we can learn from their touching stories. Without our “home-away-from-home” service, these mothers would have to experience more hardships when facing their difficult times. Let’s read the story of Keung Keung.
In Ronald McDonald House®, we have many great mothers and we can learn from their ...
Him-Him
Him-Him
Him-Him stayed in Ronald McDonald House® after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The new “Home” let him receive treatment more conveniently…
Him-Him stayed in Ronald McDonald House® after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic ...
Wah Wah
Wah Wah
Wah Wah was diagnosed with gastrointestinal hemangioma of tract when she was 5 months old. When Wah Wah was in the hospital for the first two months, her mom was anxious and worried and her dad could not go to work. The couple had to shuttle between their Tai Po home and the hospital every single day. Wah Wah’s sister, Kwan Kwan was nine years old by then. She felt more like an orphan as her parents’ attention was all on Wah Wah. With the existence of the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), their family life and relationship turned normal and better.
Wah Wah was diagnosed with gastrointestinal hemangioma of tract when she was 5 months ...
Durjoy
Durjoy
Durjoy – a name that symbolizes the invincible. This name belongs to a strong 5-year-old boy who has always been fighting with challenges in his life.
Durjoy – a name that symbolizes the invincible. This name belongs to a strong 5-year-old ...
Ho Him
Ho Him
My son Ho Hin was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he wasn't even one year old. I needed to start a long journey of treatment with him on my own because at that time my husband was working in the Mainland. Thankfully a social worker concerned our case and referred us to move into the Ronald McDonald Charities House®. Afterwards, my son suffered from another illness, and we moved into the House again.
My son Ho Hin was diagnosed with medulloblastoma when he wasn't even one year old. ...
Angus Au
Angus Au
Angus stayed in Ronald McDonald House® with his mom in 2001. Since then, our House has become their second “Home” and they are one of our most committed volunteers…
Angus stayed in Ronald McDonald House® with his mom in 2001. Since then, our House ...
John
John
Brought up in a divorced family, John was diagnosed with leukemia when he was eight years old. Being a single parent, John’s mother was under great pressure and could not deal with the situation alone. Fortunately, John’s doctor referred the family to Ronald McDonald House® where they received tremendous support during their difficult time.
Brought up in a divorced family, John was diagnosed with leukemia when he was eight ...
Tao Tao
Tao Tao
Tao Tao was born in a small town in Canton province in China. He was a very cheerful little boy who brought much fun and love to his family.
Tao Tao was born in a small town in Canton province in China. He was a very cheerful ...
Cheuk Chi
Cheuk Chi
Life is full of adversity. My two lovely daughters suffered from Thalassemia, which made me live in hardship for ten years in order to take care of them. Fortunately, we got chances to accommodate at the Ronald McDonald House®. It not only helped me take care of my daughters but also giving me a chance to talk to its staff members and volunteers when I was depressed and doing physical exercise to relax. Luckily, the pair eventually recovered.
Life is full of adversity. My two lovely daughters suffered from Thalassemia, which ...
Tam Wai Lin
Tam Wai Lin
Firstly, I thank for Ronald McDonald House has granted me the 10 Years Volunteer Service Award. That recalls my son incident happened 15 years ago: he was very sick and stayed in hospital, was referred by hospital to stay in Ronald McDonald House. I was full of worries when moved in.
Firstly, I thank for Ronald McDonald House has granted me the 10 Years Volunteer ...
Angus Au
Angus Au
Angus stayed in Ronald McDonald House® with his mom in 2001. Since then, our House has become their second “Home” and they are one of our most committed volunteers…
Angus stayed in Ronald McDonald House® with his mom in 2001. Since then, our House ...
John
John
Brought up in a divorced family, John was diagnosed with leukemia when he was eight years old. Being a single parent, John’s mother was under great pressure and could not deal with the situation alone. Fortunately, John’s doctor referred the family to Ronald McDonald House® where they received tremendous support during their difficult time.
Brought up in a divorced family, John was diagnosed with leukemia when he was eight ...
Tao Tao
Tao Tao
Tao Tao was born in a small town in Canton province in China. He was a very cheerful little boy who brought much fun and love to his family.
Tao Tao was born in a small town in Canton province in China. He was a very cheerful ...
Cheuk Chi
Cheuk Chi
Life is full of adversity. My two lovely daughters suffered from Thalassemia, which made me live in hardship for ten years in order to take care of them. Fortunately, we got chances to accommodate at the Ronald McDonald House®. It not only helped me take care of my daughters but also giving me a chance to talk to its staff members and volunteers when I was depressed and doing physical exercise to relax. Luckily, the pair eventually recovered.
Life is full of adversity. My two lovely daughters suffered from Thalassemia, which ...
Tam Wai Lin
Tam Wai Lin
Firstly, I thank for Ronald McDonald House has granted me the 10 Years Volunteer Service Award. That recalls my son incident happened 15 years ago: he was very sick and stayed in hospital, was referred by hospital to stay in Ronald McDonald House. I was full of worries when moved in.
Firstly, I thank for Ronald McDonald House has granted me the 10 Years Volunteer ...
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