Comfort during chaos

Lauren and Eddie really came to appreciate the Family Room after their son Arnie was admitted to Hospital.

Seven-month-old Arnie, like so many other little ones this year, was diagnosed with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) which is a virus that causes respiratory infections and it is common in children under two.

“I’d heard so much about how families are helped when their child is sick, but have a whole new appreciation for the difference places like the Ronald McDonald Family Room make for families after our own personal experience.”

During Arnie’s 5 night stay in hospital, mum Lauren took advantage of a hot shower in the Family Room which she said was “wonderful, clean and spacious” and valued the helpful and kind volunteers who made what was a distressing and chaotic time, a little easier.

Thanks to your generous support, families with a sick or injured child in hospital can visit the Family Room, have a tea or coffee, freshen up with a shower or find a quiet space for a much-needed nap away from the clinical environment of the wards.

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