When 5-year-old Rose was diagnosed with leukemia and needed treatment in Vancouver, one of her parents’ first worries was: where could they possibly stay for such a long time?
That’s when they found out about RMH BC, and were grateful to have not only comfortable accommodation right next to hospital, but also a place for their kids to run and play together while Rose went through treatment. At the House, Rose can take a break from hospital visits and treatments and simply be a kid; her favourite way to unwind is arts and crafts. Her brother Zain can usually be found on the Sport Court, playing cars or soccer.
For parents Sameh and Eman, the House helps reduce their stress and emotional burden. “With a sick child, it’s not every day that we’re in the ideal state of mind to look after the kids perfectly. This place, the programs and resources, and the meals – it takes care of everything,” says Sameh.