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Playing make-believe

$125 of $23 goal

Raised by 4 people in 2 months
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Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon  Vancouver , BC
When you gift this moment, you're giving 4-year-old Maisie more time to play make-believe with Mom and Dad.

This small donation means a child like Maisie can stay close to her family at Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon—a temporary home for families who must travel to Vancouver for their seriously ill child’s medical treatment. For Maisie, the best part of staying at the House was playing in the Magic Room, a room filled with toys and interactive holograms.



The Jayawickreme Family
At the young age of 4, Maisie was rushed from Nanaimo to BC Children's Hospital with a rare symptom of a virus. She was partially paralyzed on the right side of her body, and doctors were unsure how much movement she would recover, or if she'd walk again. During Maisie's treatment, her mom and dad were able to stay at Ronald McDonald House, and elder brother Noah visited every weekend from Nanaimo—allowing the Jayawickreme family to stay together during this trying time. When Maisie was strong enough to periodically stay over at the House with her family, she would frequent the Magic Room, a play room featuring interactive holograms. It was in this very room that Maisie stood up one day, found her balance, and started walking for the first time since her illness—a magical moment that the Jayawickreme family will never forget.


About RMH BC & Yukon
For over thirty years, Ronald McDonald House BC and Yukon has been providing accommodation for seriously ill children and their families when they must travel to Vancouver for their child’s major treatment. The House serves 2,000 families each year in 73 spacious suites.

On June 2, 2014, the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Surrey Memorial Hospital was also opened. A House within the hospital, the Ronald McDonald Family Room serves over 700 families each year, and is a welcoming refuge for families of children admitted for treatment.



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$125 of $23 goal

Raised by 4 people in 2 months
Created February 8, 2017
RY
Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon  
SL
$56
Sara & Olivia Lintott
2 months ago

We love you Maisie & continue to be inspired by you. You're a very special girl & a great friend.

JJ
$23
Jennifer Jurca
2 months ago

Keep on fighting for growth and improvement, Super Maisie! I'm so proud and impressed with everything you've done so far and am excited to see what else you'll accomplish!

JJ
$23
Jennifer Jones
2 months ago

In honour of Super Maisie! An inspiration to anyone who meets her :)

CR
$23
Calley Rowe
2 months ago

This is in honour of my sweet niece Maisie Jayawickreme! I witnessed her miracle of walking in the Magic Room and I will hold that in my heart forever ❤

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