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Thriving nearly nine-year-old twins got their start at Ronald McDonald House

In January 2013, Axel and Sage were born in London at 27 weeks gestation, weighing 2lbs each. From Port Colborne, the Borgatti‐Radzikoski family had been rushed to London because there were no ICU beds available at McMaster Children’s Hospital at the time. After 2 weeks at Ronald McDonald House in London, the twins were moved to McMaster, and the family moved into the Hamilton Ronald McDonald House. Over the next 2.5 months the twins got stronger. Throughout their journey, the Borgatti‐Radzikoski family called Ronald McDonald House, Hamilton their home. “After seventy five days in the hospital our babies were finally able to come home ‐ together!” said Brittany Borgatti. “They say that your baby feeds off of your demeanour and positivity. We truly believe that Sage and Axel grew so healthy so quickly because of the fantastic environment and people we were around at the house during the twins’ NICU stay.”

Since 2013, the Borgatti-Radzikowski Family has raised over $110,000 for RMHCSCO through their Golf Tournament and other family fundraising efforts. In addition to their original room adoption of a room in honour of Axel and Sage, the Family has since adopted another 2 more rooms at the House, including one to honour Dalton Jacques a local and beloved Welland teen and RMHCSCO guest who passed away from cancer in 2016.

Each year, their Golf Tournament has more than 150 participants and a variety of prizes/activities, with all funds coming back to our House. Their

The money they have raised has supported n 4000 nights of comfort for families to stay at Ronald McDonald House, including more than 8,000 meals and a safe, comfortable place to stay. Often, Axel and Sage will bring snack and food donations to the House when they make their visits to McMaster for checkups.

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