Estevan and area showed their support for the Saskatoon Ronald McDonald House in a big way during yesterday's annual McHappy Day raising over $3,600. 

The Ronald McDonald House is a place where families can stay while their children receive medical treatment in Saskatoon. And it has come in handy for many people in this area.

"It's just a warm and welcoming place," shared Marliss Gallipeau who stayed at the house while her son received treatment, "for families who have kids at the hospital and it's in such close proximity to the hospital you can walk."

"Ronald McDonald House is amazing," added Brittany Aalbers who also used the facility. "Really nice people to deal with, really accommodating, they make everything work. With my son having a heart condition and possible metabolic problems, it's been amazing."

Shelby Fleck and her young daughter also used to house shortly after Addison was born. 

"During the labour, she got stuck and she had a paralyzed diaphragm and a paralyzed right arm which collapsed her lung."

She added that the support form the staff at the Ronald McDonald House made going through the experience a little easier.

"They were a great support system and they were always there for me no matter what time of night. I would go down at six in the morning and the girl at the front desk would have coffee with me because I couldn't sleep." 

She added that there is a large kitchen and playroom for families to use. 

"There is everything there, it's so amazing. It's a great cause, thank you again!"

READ MORE: McHappy Day Raising Money for Ronald McDonald House

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