Inside Every House There’s a Story

Thanks to the generous support of people and organisations just like AE Smith, Ronald McDonald House (RMH) Monash continues to keep their doors open for families like Clements and Torney

20 Aug 2014
 

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Without RMH Monash I don’t know how I would have managed to pick myself up and carry on. I missed my own home, family and friends every day but I made a second life at the House while we waited until our son was healthy enough to come home. There is so much that I love about RMH Monash, but most of all it’s because of them that I’m able to be so close to my little boy

Four and half year old Madelaine Clements has been receiving treatment for cerebral palsy which is unavailable in Tasmania, and baby Reed Torney made a rather early and dramatic entrance into the world at 24 weeks.

“When we arrived we were met by such friendly people. Our son was ecstatic to be able to play with other children his own age. When Madelaine and I came back from her first appointment she was able to move freely around a safe, home-like environment, and the distress and fatigue we were expecting her to experience never eventuated,” reflects Amanda, Madelaine’s Mum.

Similarly, baby Reed’s Mum Amanda recounts her experience. “Without RMH Monash I don’t know how I would have managed to pick myself up and carry on. I missed my own home, family and friends every day but I made a second life at the House while we waited until our son was healthy enough to come home. There is so much that I love about RMH Monash, but most of all it’s because of them that I’m able to be so close to my little boy.”

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