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...

Giving Kids a Beary Goode Birthday

Daniel has one wish for his fifth birthday: “I want good health for me and my friends at Children’s Hospital.” Despite his young age, Daniel experiences pain every day. He has an undiagnosed autoinflammatory disease. He calls it his “fireball.” “My fireball makes me sick,” explains Daniel. “But I...

Send Big Hugs and Warm Wishes

The holidays can be a difficult time for families at Children's Hospital. Submit your thoughtful messages and Dr. Beary Goode will deliver them to families during his rounds!

Two Babies, Two Very Different Outcomes

Half of Charlotte and Corey’s hearts stayed at Children’s Hospital the day their baby girl was discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Born nearly three months early, Katharina had a difficult start to life. She needed months of specialized care to breathe on her own, beat serious...

5 Ways to Support Preemie Parents

The odds weren’t in Natalie’s favour. Born more than four months early, she was extremely fragile and vulnerable, weighing a mere 1lb, 6 oz. Medical professionals gave her a 10 per cent chance of survival and cautioned her family that if she did make it she would likely experience physical and...

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