Help Make Hospital Visits a Little Less Scary

My name is Meriel and I have a severe medical phobia. I am extremely scared of needles, blood and medical procedures - even though I also think they are really neat. When I used to get blood work, I would scream and cry, and sometimes try to run away. One day, I ran out of my hospital room and...

Tune in to meet Eli!

Hi, my name is Eli Khan and when I was a baby I almost died but Children's Hospital saved me... I had blood in my brain and I had to have many surgeries. I didn’t have a bone on the top of my head so I had to wear a helmet for protection for more than three years. I couldn’t do some of the fun...

Getting their Heads in the Game to Protect our Kids

Imagine watching your child skating up and down the ice in their championship hockey game. The clock is ticking, fans are cheering and then all of a sudden your child collides headfirst into the boards. In the next several minutes, you and your athlete’s coaching staff need to make a decision...

Donors Bring the Power of Music to Children's Hospital

The Music Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) brings happiness and creativity to our patients’ days. Launched in January 2015, music therapy is possible because of the generous donations of Donna Bushell and the Estate of Dorothy Palmer. Their gifts of $40,...

Here's Why My Family Loves Children's!

When Ali was less than two years old, he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. The next several years of his life were dominated by tightness in his muscles that, as he grew, became tighter and tighter. When Ali was five years old, his body was under so much stress it was like he was running a...

Listen to your heart on June 4

My name is Ryley Mitchell and, when I was little, I got a new heart.  In 2005, I was born on Father's Day, and I was the best present my parents could have ever asked for! But, when I got a flu that wouldn't go away, my parents knew I needed help. They took me to Children's Hospital and found out...

Have the Time of Your Life Saving Kids’ Lives

“The best part is the reveal. You have no idea exactly how much the total is and how much you’ve been able to help the kids who need our support,” Tina Flaherty, a grade 12 student at Catholic Central High School (CCH) in London shares, referring to her school’s Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon is a...

Revolutionary Technology Helps Children and Youth to Grab Hold of Independence

With the help of The Harold E. Ballard Foundation, Thames Valley Children’s Centre (TVCC) has been able to provide clients with an exceptionally innovative “helping hand”. The Harold E. Ballard Foundation’s gift supported the purchase of a Kinova™ Robotic Arm, which is controlled by a joystick and...

Transporting Hope

Unexpectedly giving birth to premature twins was a “traumatic experience” for new parents Lisa and Joel Holman. However, life-saving support provided by Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre’s Transport Team and specialized transport equipment transformed an emergency into a...

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...

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