An Unbreakable Bond

A father shares his thanks for the Child Life Program that supported him and his sons when they were dealing with cancer treatment and the passing of a special family member. Four years ago, my family’s life was turned upside down. After a sleepless night of testing on our 4-year-old, my wife...

A Trip for a Champion

Our Children's Miracle Network Champion Child Hunter had an incredible time at Children’s Hospitals Week! It gave him and his family the chance to meet other kids who have been affected by illness and conquered tremendous obstacles in their health care journeys. First stop on their Ottawa tour: a...

Cold Weather Brought Warm Hearts in the LCBO Campaign

The beautiful snowy weather brought warmth and the spirit of giving to our community. At LCBO stores across the region, generosity and selflessness were shown and the LCBO’s Giving Back in our Community campaign was an incredible success. A record high, the campaign raised $407,007 in the month of...

Women’s Institute Donates Comfort Kits for Kids

For the third year in a row, Children’s Health Foundation was honoured to receive a wonderful donation of comfort kits from members of the Women’s Institute. These kindly wrapped packages of bears, handmade blankets and books were given to bring warmth and joy to paediatric patients at Children’s...

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...

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