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“It’s really hard to express the shock and horror of hearing the words ‘cancer’ associated with your child. I remember I could see mouths moving but I couldn’t hear what they were saying. I felt paralysed. Mia’s diagnosis meant she had to stay in hospital for all of her care with very little time to go home. Home was a min 1 hour drive from the hospital.”rnrn rnrn“We ended up making friends, all on a similar journey and being supportive to each other. The Ronald McDonald House became our home… Mia spent her first birthday, Christmas and New Years in hospital. The Charity did so much to make our hard times that little bit easier.” ~Anj, mum to Mia
Anj and her husband Simon spent over eight months staying in a Ronald McDonald House next to Birmingham Children’s Hospital whilst baby Mia underwent treatment for leukaemia.
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We operate from 11 NHS hospitals with more developments planned for the future