Tara and Jacob's Story

Ronald McDonald Family Room Gosford was a place to stop and rest

Tara and Jacob's Story

Three year old Jacob loves coming to the Ronald McDonald Family Room so much he kept asking his mum, Tara to go back there.  Jacob has had a number of visits to Gosford Hospital – first for pneumonia and then returning with an impacted bowel which required surgery.

Jacob’s developmental delays complicates his medical issues and makes spending long hours on the hospital ward difficult. Tara says the Family Room has been a great escape from the ward for both of them, allowing time for relaxation and play.

“A big thanks to the volunteers in the room for their help during this horrible time. I was able to ‘unwind’ when I visited the Family Room”.

mother huging son