Bunney Family Story

The Bunney family is from Pannawonica, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. They live 1,400kms from Perth.

Jake Bunney is 2 years old. He was born with Pierre Robin Sequence – his jaw didn’t form properly, and it pushed his tongue back into his airway, making it impossible for him to breathe or feed safely.

Jake also had a cleft palette and needed the help of a nasogastric tube. Until he had major jaw reconstruction surgery, he was not be able to breathe on his own.

Jasmin and Jake


Jasmin, his mum says “In Jake’s first year of his life, we probably spent half of it away from our family at RMHC WA, getting Jake the treated that he needed to get him where he is today.”

Jake still requires the help from a feeding tube, but things are much better than they were.

Jasmin says Jake’s superpower is making everyone laugh and his favourite thing about Ronald McDonald House, is the Director of Hugs & Pats, Gus.

“Without Ronald McDonald House, we wouldn’t have been able to put all of our energy into getting Jake better. Instead, we would’ve spent the time worrying about how we would have bought accommodation.

Thank you to everyone in Western Australia for my family and all the other families like ours by supporting Ronald McDonald House.”

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA have supported Jake and his family for 148 nights over 2 years.

Jake and Gus