You ride for brave kids like Freya
Parents Courtney and Liam stayed at Ronald McDonald House Townsville while their baby Freya received critical care in NICU at Townsville University Hospital.
Freya was born at 23 weeks + 6 days due to severe preeclampsia.
Freya was growth restricted, weighing 466 grams at birth. She spent 117 days in hospital.
"Freya was the feisty little NICU baby in Townsville and made her own way in this world," Courtney said.
"After 68 days at Ronald McDonald [House Townsville], we were transferred home to Cairns Hospital. Freya came home on 19th December, just in time for Christmas."
"Lani and the staff were so welcoming and made our stay so much more enjoyable."
"If it weren't for Ronald McDonald House I don't know what our family would've done during our stay in Townsville."
"Our journey was unexpected and at times scary and emotional. We were so appreciative to be a 5 minute walk from our daughter during this time."
"We met so many beautiful families at Ronald McDonald House and heard their stories and why they were staying. It's a gorgeous community within the house."
In 2022, 477 families from across the North Australia region were provided with free accommodation at Ronald McDonald House.
113 children were provided with free one-on-one tutoring to help them catch up on missed school due to serious illness or injury.
49 families were provided with a free holiday at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat in Palm Cove.
This year, you cane be one of our 25 riders participating in the Kenfrost Homes Pedal with Purpose Cape York 2023 tour.
You’ll be biking 600km from Cairns to Cape York, to raise funds for seriously sick and injured children, and their families.