The Threinen Family

“The connections we have made at this house are going to be forever.”

On March 7, 2023 our families life changed forever. My grandson Max was air lifted to Saskatoon from our home in Creighton. Our Mighty Max was diagnosed with mixed phenotype acute leukemia (MPAL), a rare type of leukemia. Max started chemo treatment the next day. Because we live six hours North of Saskatoon and because of Max’s risk and rare type, we were told we would have to stay in the city for at least 4-6 months. We are now on month eight. Our minds started racing about where we could stay for this long. That’s when our social worker recommended Ronald McDonald House.


It’s hard for me to put into words what this house means to our family. From a bed, shower, and laundry; and Home for Dinners to breakfast, the community pantry, the best coffee, all the toys, bingo on Saturdays, child care and so much more. RMH has really thought of everything for the families that stay here; so we don’t have too when we are going through so much already.


All the volunteers and staff have become like family to us. Max has truly thrived at RMH. For the first six weeks of treatment Max stopped walking. After two days of being at the house he was not only walking but running and driving the motorized car in the play room. Max thinks it is his personal car. Our other grandson Leo, who stays with us in Creighton, has started to call RMHC-SK “mom and dad’s house”. Both are just so comfortable at RMHC-SK. The connections we have made at this house are going to be forever.
RMHC-SK is a home away from home. Keeping our whole family close while Max receives his life saving treatment.

“All the volunteers and staff have become like family to us.”

The Threinen family travels 492 kilometers to RMHC-SK

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