Ten-year-old Keanna has a big personality. In a moment, she can engage a new friend or spin a wonderful tale. Sadly, this vibrant young lady has faced many health care challenges since being diagnosed with a rare kidney disease at age six. Specialized care and equipment at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre ensure that Keanna stays healthy and is able to enjoy life to the fullest in spite of her condition.
Stories like Keanna’s are what drive Children’s Health Foundation to raise funds for the entire continuum of care – from research to health care to rehabilitation. Together, we save and improve lives. Together, we empower kids to reach their full potential. Together, we build a healthier future for our kids.
In 2016-2017, through your generosity, we came together to support this shared vision, to grant more than $7.5 million to make a difference in the lives of children and youth and their families across our region. Amid the great triumphs of the year, we recognize that together, there’s still more to be done.
A special thank you to our patient and family ambassadors. They inspire generosity by sharing their stories. You’ll read about some of them in this document. Their stories remind us that we’re all about the kids.