Creating Miracles for our Kids and Community

Ryan Van de Laar truly understands the importance of supporting Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre because he has seen firsthand how donations transform the lives of patient families. In 2011, Ryan and Kyley’s twins, Lucas and Lauren, were born six weeks prematurely. Lauren was a...

Driving Change for Children’s Health Care

Dipesh Parmar has been involved with Children’s Health Foundation (CHF) as a volunteer for two years, but he has provided professional services to the Foundation since 2007. Dipesh’s motivation to give back to CHF is driven by his personal connection to the Foundation’s health care partners...

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Dear Children’s Health Foundation Volunteers, In honour of National Volunteer Week, on behalf of Children’s Health Foundation’s staff team, Board of Directors, our region’s families and partners in health care at Children’s Hospital at LHSC, Thames Valley Children’s Centre and Children’s Health...

A Performance in Support of Music Therapy

On March 9, 2015, Canadian country music star, Gord Bamford, visited Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre, bringing with him the gift of song and a generous $10,000 donation to support the hospital’s Music Therapy Program, which was just launched in January 2015.In-patients and...

Child Life Specialists: Helping Families to Weather the Storm of Childhood Illness

In April 2014, the Oslunds’ sunny Florida vacation took a dark turn when their four-year-old son, Evan, suddenly lost the ability to walk. The local emergency department dismissed this phenomenon as a sprained ankle, but Jennifer and Greg were not convinced. When they arrived home to Chatham, the...

Overcoming Phobia to Access Health Care

Meriel Reed is not your average 13 year-old-girl. She taught herself to play soccer and the piano by watching others, she memorizes scientific textbooks, and she performs medical procedures in a “four-storey, double-winged” Playmobil Hospital. Meriel casually discusses lumbar spinal taps, nitrous...

Children’s Health Foundation Hosts a Grand Opening Full of Heart!

Every year, more children die from congenital heart disease (CHD) than from all forms of childhood cancer combined. However, funding and awareness surrounding CHD remains limited. On February 12, 2015 a transformational donation of more than $1.3 million from Canadian Pacific (CP) pumped new life...

Two NICU superstars celebrate a very Happy New Year at home

“This is what you have to look forward to. You just can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel yet,” said a mother in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as she introduced Tamara Buwalda to her beautiful, chubby baby boy at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Little did...

Putting the Brakes on the Uncertainty Surrounding Motor Vehicle Safety

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death and severe injury of children and teens. The costs – physical, emotional and economic – are enormous and so are the gaps in knowledge surrounding how to keep our kids safe. The back seats of vehicles have long been considered the safest area...

A Thank You from our 2013 Champion Family

If I had to choose one word to describe our experience this past year, it would be ... OVERWHELMING ... but overwhelming in a good way! I remember Eli’s launch like it was yesterday. We were excited. We have told Eli’s story a thousand times and have purposely not been strangers to the public eye...

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