Photo fundraiser for Carter’s second home
Carter Sim’s family has been on the fundraising bandwagon since deciding it was time to give a little back.
The almost five year old was born with a rare condition, Alagilles, which affects the function of some major organs. Carter had a liver transplant in 2015 and has also been treated for a Wilmes tumour in 2017. Although Carter will always battle with health, this year has been one of the best for him, says mum Hazel.
“He has hit so many milestones and is now getting ready for his fifth birthday, one we did not think he would make.” Carter has spent more than 200 nights at the Ronald McDonald House over the last four years and as a way of celebrating such a huge milestone, Carter wanted to give back to those who have helped him.
“From eight weeks old we have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in Auckland. This year Carter and our family have decided to give back, and are raising $5000 for five years — giving back to what he calls his second home,” Hazel says.
Ronald McDonald House hosts around 3000 families each year, with an average stay of seven days.
“Some families like ours stay at the house for months, even years. The house provides you with a home away from home — a safe haven to retreat to after long days on the ward and we would have been so lost without them. We have made some forever friends during our stay.”
Visit Marewa Pharmacy tomorrow between 4pm and 6.30pm, have a photo taken and give a gold coin towards Ronald McDonald House.
Carter Sim’s family is raising money for Ronald McDonald House