Welcome to the RMHC Ride For Sick Kids WA 2020!
We are now in our 9th year, and super excited that you will be on board with us. As you may know the sole purpose of this Ride is to help keep the doors of the House open for regional families who will call Ronald McDonald House home every night of the year, and we couldn’t do it without you. While our riders (i.e. you – yeah!) will be hurting physically on the ride, it is all for a great cause.
When Aria Botting was only 2 years old she was diagnosed with a rare type of kidney cancer, called a Wilms Tumor.
Aria and her family raced from their home in Busselton to Perth Children’s Hospital so that Aria could receive chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
While Aria underwent chemotherapy she stayed with us at Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia. During this time we also gave her mum and two big sisters a place to stay. We gave her sisters a place to stay because we believe having sisters by her side helps Aria get through her chemotherapy.
In total, Aria and her family stayed with us for 253 days across 15 different stays.
On the 25th of April 2011, Jessica Turner, who was 23 weeks pregnant rushed to hospital. She was carrying twin babies and they were about to be born 17 weeks early.
The closest children’s hospital was Perth Children’s Hospital, which is 182kms from the Turner’s home in Dalyellup. The family raced to the hospital and the twins were born. They were named Eden and Willow.
After a general checkup at PCH a few weeks after the twin’s birth, specialists realised that Eden was struggling quite badly with breathing. Eden was diagnosed with Grade 3 Subglottic Stenosis.
In total, Eden and her family stayed with us for 300 days across 50 different stays while she was receiving treatment.