Surviving and Thriving

Charity Name
Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawaii

Charity Type

CFC Number
89629

Cause Area

Transcript

RMHC Hawaii mother Mihana Tait-Jamieson speaks about her daughter Taj who was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare soft tissue cancer. Doctors told them Taj had a survival rate of just five years. The family lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and they needed a place to stay while Taj was receiving chemotherapy treatments on Oahu. Their world flipped upside down as they struggled to figure out what to do, where they were going to stay and how they would take care of Taj. Then, they heard about the Ronald McDonald House. The House provided comfort, resources and a community of helpful indivduals who allowed Taj to survive and thrive in the face of adversity.

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[Voice of mother Mihana Tait-Jamieson}
You never want your children to be sick
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or dream that would happen to you and
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then it does and your life gets turned
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upside down, but we live on the Big
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Island
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and when we found out how sick Taj was
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we didn't know how we were gonna be able
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to stay on Oahu and get that care for
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her we weren't sure where we would stay
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or live until we found out about the
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Ronald McDonald House and it's been here
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that we've had a safe and quiet home to
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help Taj beat her cancer and provide for
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her the care and nurturing that she
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needs and it's a miracle. It's just
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amazing that all these people are
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directly helping us individual families
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individual babies and children survive
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and thrive and go on to lead healthy
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lives
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[Voice of Announcer}
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii. Making a difference in families
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lives.