Letting Kids be Kids

Ten-year-old Keanna is no stranger to Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Spending months as an inpatient and hundreds of days in clinic visits, the hospital has a sense of familiarity. Keanna is known to the staff, especially the Child Life Specialists who show her fun things,...

Becoming Conscious About Mental Health Bias

Snap out of it. Don’t be so weak. It’s just a normal part of growing up. These are just a few of the biases children and adolescents who have mental health challenges face. When they are receiving treatment, it is important that biases don’t affect their health care journey. At Children’s Hospital...

Nurturing Newborns and Teaching Teens

LCBO’s Giving Back in Our Community Campaign supports children and youth to have bright futures. This December, our community showed how warm and big their hearts are by contributing to LCBO’s Giving Back in Our Community campaign in support of Children’s Health Foundation. With another successful...

Race to These Volunteer Opportunities!

We're looking for volunteers to help out at Forest City Road Races. There's lots of different positions to be filled and experience isn't always necessary. Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 Time: Shift times vary; see Forest City Road Races volunteer registration website Where: Victoria Park (London,...

Providing Comfort and Normalcy

In fall 2015, five-year-old Koen began complaining of increasingly frequent and aggressive headaches. Curled up in his mother’s lap, he would tell her, “Mommy, I don’t feel good. I don’t feel like myself.” The doctors believed Koen had possibly fallen playing hockey and suffered a concussion based...

Creating Comfort with Books, Blankets and Bears

When a child is in the hospital, it can be a difficult and lengthy experience; sometimes they just need a bit of comfort to keep their spirits up. On February 24, to mark the 120th Anniversary of the Women’s Institute of Ontario, the Southern Area Women’s Institute donated care packages to kids at...

The Mark of a Survivor

Cordelia has a four-inch scar that runs along the middle of her chest. Some might see it as an unwelcome blemish but what it really is, is a mark of a fighter and a survivor. Before she was even born, Cordelia was diagnosed with transposition of the great arteries, a congenital heart defect (CHD)...

Close your eyes and go to your secret world!

When 11-year-old Mckenna gets an MRI at Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre she closes her eyes and imagines she is in a magical place. Sometimes she is swimming with mermaids or in a pool of JELL-O balls. One time she met a talking needle. Using her imagination, Mckenna’s secret...

Broadcasting Stories to Inspire Our Community

On Thursday, February 9, Children's Health Foundation and our friends at Corus Radio hosted the third annual Corus Radiothon for Children's. Our brave Foundation Ambassadors and health care partners shared their inspirational stories live from the Atrium of Children's Hospital at London Health...

Scotiabank Supports Families at London Health Sciences Centre

Scotiabank has donated $1 million to Children’s Health Foundation and London Health Sciences Foundation, fundraising partners of London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), to fund The Scotiabank Family Assistance Program, which supports women, children and their families experiencing financial hardship...

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