Miracle Balloons for Miraculous Kids

“What if?” That is the question that constantly haunted Kim VanderSchlede when her 18-month-old daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. The care providers at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre recognized the tumour needed to be removed immediately. When the...

Smilezone Makes “Minds and Muscles” Smile at Children’s Hospital

On May 12, Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre celebrated the grand opening of its new Smilezone, a space designed to brighten hospital visits for paediatric patients with neurological disorders. A generous donation from The Smilezone Foundation transformed the Neuromuscular and...

Leave Your Mark on the Future of Kids’ Health

Many families know firsthand how fortunate we are to have exceptional health care in an extraordinary, world-class facility like Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. With a family-centred care philosophy, Children’s Hospital strives each and every day to care not just for patients...

Step Into One of Our Mother's Shoes

Imagine the most rewarding day of your life – the birth of your child – being overshadowed by immense fear and worry because your little one has come into the world too early. Instead of cradling your new bundle of joy in your arms you are holding their very tiny hand through the opening of an...

Taking Small Steps to Create Big Impact

No role is too small for Children’s Health Foundation volunteer Christina Thomas. On any given day, you can find her diligently putting together packages, dressing hundreds of teddy bears or organizing the toy room. Christina also volunteers at large fundraising events, supporting the Foundation’s...

Battling the “Big C” with a Little Do-Re-Mi

Before March 2015, the Barnims did not even own a thermometer because their children had always been so healthy. However, when Cyndi’s seven-year-old daughter became so ill she needed her brother to carry her home from school, the Barnims knew that it was more than just a common cold draining...

CAISA’s Fierce Fashions Support Fundamental Research

On Saturday, March 19, students from Western University danced and displayed stunning local and high-end fashions for the CAISA (Canadian Asian International Student Association) Fashion Show. This sold-out event raised $30,000 for Personalized Medicine research at Children’s Health Research...

A Celebration Full of Comfort and Warmth

The Federated Women’s Institute of Ontario celebrated its 119th anniversary on February 19 by delivering care packages to Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). To help comfort children during times of uncertainty and bring smiles to their days, the packages contained a teddy...

Inspirational Mental Health Care Journeys

Did you know that one in five children and adolescents is coping with a mental health issue? Last year, there were 6,387 patient visits to the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Program at Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Help us to create a world where no child is too...

Supporting Young Hearts, Beat by Beat

Children rely on their tiny hearts every day to keep them playing, laughing and growing. When kids become ill or injured and are in critical care, monitoring their heart function is vital to their recovery. Due to their size, children have unique needs that require specialized equipment. State-of-...

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