How Did You Celebrate Your Eighth Birthday?

Posted on August 25, 2016

There are so many ways to celebrate a birthday: a party with friends, a special trip, or a quiet evening with family. But most birthdays have one thing in common: presents.

Not Derek Gerling’s birthday.

Derek came into Ronald McDonald House shortly after his eighth birthday party with a cheque for $150. Instead of presents, he had asked his friends to bring a donation to support the sick children and their families at the House.

We asked Derek about why he chose to support Ronald McDonald House, and his answer surprised and touched us. Here it is, in his own words:


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