Parent Mentors: A Strong Voice and a Helping Hand for our Kids and Families

Emma Rutherford is a vibrant young woman who has a great sense of humour and an incredible zest for life. However, at times, the significant challenges presented by Dravet syndrome and epilepsy have threatened to dull her sparkle. Dravet syndrome is a rare genetic disorder defined by frequent...

Supporting Youth with Diabetes to Live Vibrantly

Nathan Finch is an 18 year old from Exeter, Ontario who knows how to survive in the wilderness, save lives in the water and maintain good grades, while also working an after school job. Since 2009, Nathan and his family have known he has Type 1 diabetes. So far, Nathan has done an exceptional job...

Insurance for a Healthier Future

Ed and Ruth Stevens want to be remembered for their lifelong interest in helping children. This passion is exemplified by their dedicated volunteerism with the Optimist Club of East Williams and their personal philanthropy with Children’s Health Foundation. They have made several gifts to benefit...

Olympic Champion’s Legacy Funds ‘Gold Medal’ Nourishment for Fragile Infants

The Sandra Schmirler Foundation donates $11,875 to Children’s Health Foundation to purchase essential breast pumps To help every baby have the chance to grow up like a champion, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation donated $11,875 to Children’s Health Foundation on August 12, 2016. This generous...

RE/MAX Helps Kids Return Home

Jacinda Reitsma will never forget seeing her daughter in the recovery room at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre after she had undergone hours of surgery to remove a tumour in her chest. “Most of her hair was gone, she had a million tubes and machines, but it was the most beautiful...

As Small as a Blizzard Treat

Coming into the world three months early by emergency C-section, baby Zoe weighed only 1 lb 4 oz – the same size as a large Dairy Queen Blizzard! Her mom, Paula, puts into perspective just how small this really is: “Zoe’s whole hand, including her fingers, was smaller than the tip of my thumb. It...

Rest, Relax, Recharge – Helping Families Find Peace and Quiet in the Storm of Critical Care

“A rare condition. We don’t know much about it. He needs to go to Children’s Hospital in London right away.” This is just one of the terrifying things Jessica Page and her husband Mike Fernyc heard right before their two-year-old son Hunter was put into an ORNGE helicopter and flown off to London...

Equipping Children’s Hospital to Save Lives – 4 Facts about Specialized Equipment

Upon first meeting eight-year-old Eli, you immediately feel his positive energy and happiness. His laughter is contagious and his smile melts hearts. Describing his recovery as a miracle, Eli knows that he is healthy today because of life-saving treatment at Children’s Hospital, London Health...

Air Canada Foundation Makes Critical Care a Little Cooler for our Regions’ Babies

Expectant mom Emily Gibbons enjoyed a healthy, complication-free pregnancy. In July 2013, she looked forward to giving birth to a happy, healthy baby boy. After a full day of fruitless labour, Emily’s care team at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre began to offer their exhausted...

Dare to Dream for Happy, Healthy Kids

We all have dreams – winning the lottery, growing up healthy and happy, becoming famous, having a family. Luckily, buying Dream Lottery tickets makes dreams come true – not just for you, but also for the kids and families at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. For Mark Allot, his...

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