Anyone who has been away from their family and friends for three to four days, let alone for a prolonged length of time, knows how good it feels to reconnect with them. Imagine being separated from your 10-year-old daughter and your extended hockey family for more than two months, while you devote yourself to caring for your 13-year-old son as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. For the Hunt family, this is their reality. They are one of the more than 25,000 families that call Canada’s 16 Ronald McDonald Houses and 18 Ronald McDonald House Family Rooms home each year.
Inspired by Troy and his son Darian’s story, we teamed up with Ronald McDonald House Charities® Canada to give Coach Dad Troy from Clarenville, Newfoundland an early Father’s Day surprise — actually a couple of surprises.