Cameron Nichol (right), a Family Meal volunteer from HSBC Business Banking, recently shared with us why he chose to cook a Family Meal at Ronald McDonald House BC.
When Cameron was 18 months old, he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and underwent three years of treatment at BC Children's Hospital. "While this was a very difficult time for my family, Children's Hospital did an amazing job providing me with the treatment I required and the support my family needed," he shared. Now, years later and cancer-free, he volunteered this past week to help support families like his through the Family Meal Program at RMH BC.
"After hearing about the Ronald McDonald House and what they provide for families, I was extremely motivated to offer my support," said Cameron. "My colleagues and I spent a day cooking meals for the families living there, and were delighted by the smiles on their faces. The House is doing an amazing thing for families with sick children, and having gone through it myself, I understand the support they need during those tough times. I was honoured to help and look forward to going back soon!"
The Family Meal Program at RMH BC provides rest and relief for sick kids and their families after a long day of treatments. By cooking dinner, volunteer groups help families to focus on the most important thing: spending time together. Find out how your group can cook a meal for families at Ronald McDonald House BC.