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McHappy Day means a lot to Brandon family

07.05.2019 17:22
By: Brad Gordon

Ronald McDonald House in Winnipeg helped Mistry family get through a long stay

Parmeg Mistry, with her husband Zeus, and twinsShirav and Zorav

For a Brandon Family, McDonald's McHappy Day has a special meaning.

Parmeg Mistry had to be moved from Brandon General Hospital to Winnipeg, when her pregnancy became complex.  

After her twins' birth, she and her husband stayed at Winnipeg's Ronald McDonald House.

She says the stay brought a sense of normalcy to their lives, and the opportunity to share experiences with other parents going through the same difficult time.

She says "a great support system was there.  There were other moms there, and you could share your day to day, the goods and bads, you had support."

The Mistrys are one of the thousands of families each year who stay at Ronald McDonald Houses when a child is hospitalized, often far from home. 
On McHappy Day, McDonalds will fund their national Ronald McDonald House charity with one dollar for each purchase of a McCafe, a Big Mac, or Happy Meal.