Making friends at RMHBC

Making friends at RMHBC

On Saturday May 30″ I had the honour of going to Ronald McDonald House B.C (RMHBC for short)! I have been looking forward to this event for several weeks and I am very glad that a few of the other B.C girls could come and join me. When waiting outside for the other B.C crowns to arrive a little girl ran up to me and hugged me it was too cute. When you first enter RMHBC it does not look like a hospital or anything like that, it looks like a large, fun house. When you enter you walk into a large room (like a living room) with a big yellow slide beside the stairs. We were then told that we would be in the craft room with the kids. Immediately the same little girl who hugged me outside took me by the hand and led me to the craft room.  Here we (with the help of her) took out the paints and began to paint. Another girl came and joined in and showed us her amazing art skills.  We painted rainbows, butterflies, and our handprints.

Every boys fantasy

Every boys fantasy

One of the girls took me outside to blow bubbles with her brother who was playing outside.  SO MANY BUBBLES. We blew more bubbles then I have ever seen, the RMHBC grounds were filled with bubbles.  When we went back to the craft room I met a little girl name Samantha (who was so thrilled to share a name with me, and so was I) I went off to play with little Lego loving Samantha. But before we played with Lego we went outside and played pass, though it was really “throw the ball as hard as you can and let the princess go and get it” lol. We took selfies (she loved to make faces). Then we played with Lego, it was too cute. Instead of building with the blocks we took them apart to make a HUGE pile of Lego pieces. At the RMHBC there is a Lego lounge where the whole room is full of Lego pieces and has pieces to put the Lego on the desks and counters.

2 X Samantha

2 X Samantha

I feel so honoured to have meet Samantha and I really hope to see her again sometime. (As she is from the Okanagan). Once Samantha left we met a super strong boy who wanted a picture with all of us (girls with crowns). After we had finished playing we took a tour of the house.  The house is truly a amazing place for families to stay when they have a sick kid there.  Each part of the house has a theme, Forest, Beach, Mountain and River. Each theme has their own kitchen, and then each family has their own section of their fridge, their own cabinets, and drawers. The kitchens are equipped with high pressure fast working dishwashers (that clean in 2 mins). The first hall we went down was Forest, where we saw the magic room (and some more kids). Though the magic room wasn’t fully working it was till very cool. The kids were trying to show us how to work it but it was broken. How it is supposed to work is that you pick up a stuffed animal then scan it on the hologram and the hologram should react to whatever animal stuffy it is.

Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

The only thing working was the hologram, the walls and the music, which was still very cool. The second you walk into the magic room the sounds, and the look makes you feel like you are in a forest, and very relaxed. This would be a great place for any kid. The other rooms were the teen room; where there is a big T.V and video games (what teen wouldn’t love that). And in the room next door was an adult-free zone with pool tables, foosball , and other fun games.  One thing that I loved is that there were secure rooms through the RMHBC where there is secure wifi so you can keep in touch with your families in private.  And like I had said there’s a large slide going down so you don’t have to walk down the stairs.

Going down the slide Photo credit: Miss Teenage South Vancouver

Going down the slide
Photo credit: Miss Teenage South Vancouver

The kids made me go down this, it was so much fun! I went down it like five times!! It went so fast it was unbelievable. After we all went down the slide two of the kids gave me art that they had drawn for me. I will cherish these forever, and another girl wanted to put our hand prints side by side so she could put it up in her room.  I will never forget these kids and this amazing experience; I will try and visit them whenever I can. I want them to know that I will always be thinking about them, and wishing them well. 👑

 

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