A Little Bit of Silliness in a Serious Situation

At 16 months pregnant, Jennifer learned the terrible news that one of her twins wasn’t going to be born a happy, healthy baby. Her boy Maison was born with gastroschisis, a birth defect of the abdominal wall which caused his intestines to be outside of his body. The tiny infant underwent his first...

How Children’s Hospital Will be More Comfortable for Kids

It is no surprise that aspects of a child’s medical journey can be painful and cause distress, from needle pokes to lumbar punctures. However, an innovative pilot project – the comfort and coping strategy - at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre wants to mitigate the amount of pain...

Because You Bought a Smile Cookie…

An incredible number of Smile Cookies were baked with love, decorated and enjoyed this September, resulting in $235,019 raised for the Child Life Program at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Your delicious support is helping paediatric patients, their siblings and parents to...

Helping Kids Be Anything They Want to Be

When Arta grows up she wants to be a teacher. The grade seven student isn’t going to let the fact that she has cerebral palsy (CP) stop her. Since she was an infant, Arta has struggled to move and get around on her own. Arta was born prematurely at 30 weeks gestation and suffered a traumatic...

Gaming for Kids Fighting Real-life Battles

Cathal and Daithi are identical twins with a health care journey as unique as they are. At just seven years of age, the boys have undergone 16 surgeries combined and spent over 18 months in hospital. The boys were born nine weeks too soon and their prematurity left them vulnerable. Their tiny,...

One Dosage Doesn't Fit All

Researchers are working to revolutionize how medical professionals determine drug treatment plans for children and youth facing devastating diagnoses at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Currently, standard dosing practices dictate that every patient receives an average dose of...

Creating a Hospital Full of Smiles

Every day, emergency nurses go into work. They deal with difficult situations, life-threatening health conditions and patients in critical care. Regardless of what they encounter, they are never prepared for when something happens to their own family. In 2006, this became the reality for Children’...

Starting School Off Right

When Natalie speaks about her son, whether she’s sharing his successes or challenges, her tone is filled with positivity and care. It’s clear with every word how much she loves her friendly, bright-eyed boy and wants him to enjoy a full life.   “All I want to do is give him all the tools he needs...

Kicking Stigma to the Curb

Mental health is something that 18-year-old Dawson is not afraid to talk about. He has lived it, overcome it, and now wants to share his experiences. However, his story of beating anorexia nervosa is more complicated than most, because at the time of diagnosis, Dawson was receiving treatment for...

28th Annual Children's Golf Classic Goes the Extra Yard

On July 9 - 11, our community came together for fun and philanthropy in support of Children's Health Foundation. This three-day signature event featured our Children's Family Tournament, our Children's Cocktail Reception and Auction, and the 28th Annual Children’s Golf Classic RBC Invitational...

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