Radiothon a Big Success Because of You!

    We are pleased to share that the fouth annual Corus Radiothon for Children’s was a big success! Before the sun was up at 5:30 a.m., our brave Foundation Ambassadors and health care partners were buzzing with excitement to tell their stories and share their health care experiences. Throughout...

Magical Winter Ball Heats Up London Convention Centre

Sold out this year, Children’s Health Foundation 7th Annual Magical Winter Ball transported nearly 1,000 guests from the London Convention Centre to a vibrant land of Polynesian dreams. Padding down our wooden walkway on December 8 and through the expansive doors of our inviting tiki hut, guests...

The Big 150

Andie is a 10-year-old girl with a big personality and a smile that will light up the room. She is witty, funny and animated. When you meet her, you have no idea the challenges she endures every single day because of a disease called Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA). On January 9, 2018, Andie...

Cadillac Fairview Empowers Youth to Make Life-Saving Choices

A plummeting feeling fills the students’ stomachs. A moment ago, they had been joking about their friend being late for the high school trip at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Now, he’s being rolled past them on a stretcher in the Emergency Department – looking severely wounded...

A Miracle Just in Time for the Holidays

Christmas Eve 2012 was a special day for Nicole. It was on this day that she was able to hold her daughter Lexi for the first time, 24 days after giving birth. She couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas gift. Lexi was born three months early by emergency C-section when Nicole developed severe...

A Little Bit of Silliness in a Serious Situation

At 16 weeks 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,...

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