The Davidson family began their journey with Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta back in February 2010 when two-year-old Chloe was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
Parents, Lecara and Devan were worried when Chloe was sick for over a month with cold symptoms and inexplicable lethargy. Then an emergency room visit turned their lives upside down when they learned of Chloe’s diagnosis. They immediately left their home in Creston, BC and drove five and a half hours overnight to the Alberta Children’s Hospital and found their “home away from home” at Ronald McDonald House. During their stay, they connected with other families going through the same difficult time and they found solace in the everyday comforts of the House: a hot meal cooked by thoughtful volunteers, the smell of fresh baking after a tough day at the hospital, and new friends to lend a shoulder.
Chloe’s treatment lasted two and a half years. Although staff and volunteers are happy to see an end to Chloe’s treatment, we will miss this family that illuminated the House with their positive energy, smiling faces and love for each other.