GOTHENBURG. Today came the finbesök to Ronald McDonald House in Gothenburg.
Super star Henrik Lundqvist, 33 were in place - and will now be to sponsor an expansion.
Ronald McDonald House in Gothenburg, which is walking distance to a specialist hospital, The Queen Silvia Children's Hospital, currently has space for 29 families - but is constantly fully booked.
The idea is that one has to live in a safe and homelike environment between the harsh treatment sessions.
Now, the house expanded with an additional 13 rooms - including financial help from the hockey star Henrik Lundqvist's charity.
He and his wife Therese visited during the day Ronald McDonald House in Gothenburg.
- Needed resources and it's fun to be able to contribute. We already helping some children's hospital in New York - but it feels good to do something here in Gothenburg, says Lundqvist, who for more than one and a half hour got a tour of the building - and took the opportunity to meet some of the families living in the house.
- It touches me enormously to be here. It is amazing that families can be collected when they are going through a tough period. It is difficult to understand what these children and their parents are going through - but it's amazing that they can stay here together and support each other, he says, and continues:
- To be here and see everything - it's inspiring and tough at the same time. It feels good to be able to help, says Lundqvist.
Together, he and Therese daughters Charlise, 3, and Juli, five months.
- I've always liked this kind is important, but I might be more concerned now that we have children of our own. I am impressed by how people have experienced heavy stuff will find strength. At the same time you get perspective on life - and some things you whining maybe you should not whine about, says star goalkeeper and pointed toward the window where the rain is pouring down outside.
Lotta Karlsson, who works at the Ronald McDonald House, celebrates Lundqvist initiatives:
- It means a lot that he comes here. He is a cheerful soul and is incredibly representative. We hope that this will mean that the house noticed a little extra - and of course we are grateful for his financial help, she says.
Along with a few families took Lundqvist photos, chatted for a while and distributed images.
- It's amazing that he takes the time to be here and help, like Jimmy Ragnar from Ulricehamn, who lives in the house with his partner Hanna Bengtsson and his sons Jack and Isaac.
- This place is amazing - and becomes a free zone when going through an otherwise very tough period. It is to be hoped that more people take for "Henke". What he does mean a lot, he says.