The Lions Keep Life-Changing Eye Surgeries in London

When you think of cataracts, you generally think of the older population. But Erin and Greg learned otherwise when they discovered their three-day-old baby, Jack, had cataracts so thick he could not see. Dr. Inas Makar, Jack’s ophthalmologist at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre,...

One of Eight

A family shares the challenging and heartbreaking journey of learning their son has a rare disease. Tammy was feeding her five-week-old baby, Jasper, as he sat silently in her arms. When she looked down adoringly at her young boy, shock took over her. Jasper’s skin had turned blue. Paramedics...

Generous Gift Will Help Kids Get Healthy Night Sleep

An Ontario family is rejoicing following news of a significant philanthropic gift that will help establish a new and critically-needed sleep lab at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Air Canada Foundation granted nearly $80,000 to Children’s Health Foundation to purchase sleep...

Support for Corus Radiothon for Children's Continues to Grow

Because of the amazing support from the local community, Corus Radiothon for Children’s was a big success! Kids of all ages shared their health care stories live on air. And you listened! We saw an outpour of support from so many – doctors, nurses, hospital visitors and members of our broader...

A Match Made at TVCC

Thames Valley Children's Centre helps one couple meet, grow and fall in love.   Claire looked at her mother and asked, “What is that weirdo doing?” The eight-year-old girl was waiting for an appointment at Thames Valley Children’s Centre (TVCC) when she saw a boy, not much younger than her,...

Will you Listen for Owen?

Even before Owen was born, his parents Heather and Dale knew he had a heart defect and his birth would be high-risk. Immediately after birth, Owen was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, which means the left side of his heart had not fully developed, and he was sent for surgery. The...

Will You Tune In For Rachael?

Rachael was born a happy baby. Unfortunately, soon after delivery her parents were told their little girl had some serious heart complications. Cardiologists discovered she had pulmonary heart dysfunction among other defects. Rachael was airlifted to Toronto while her mom lay in recovery at the...

Through the Rabbit Hole at Children's Magical Winter Ball

Over 900 guests join us at the 8th Annual Children's Magical Winter Ball on December 8. This year’s sold-out event transported guests to a fantastical, vibrant and exciting wonderland with awe-inspiring performances, an auction and fun activities for the whole family. It was a great night of...

New Year Made Happier for Dream Lottery Winners

The top two winners of Dream Lottery in support of the regional hospitals in London were revealed this morning at the Millstone Dream Home in London. It is a happy morning for hospitals in London too, with the lottery announcing it raised more than $1 million in this latest draw, lifting the total...

Christmas in the NICU

One Hundred and Three Days. That’s how long my youngest daughter, Halle Diem, spent in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital beginning last December. I can’t tell you how devastating it was to spend the holidays in a hospital room wondering if my precious baby would ever...

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