Volunteers Know Children's Health Foundation

Wayne Burke got involved with Children’s Health Foundation when team members visited his Kiwannis club to speak about the importance of mobilizing our community to support excellence in health care, rehabilitation and research for our children and families. Even after Wayne and several Kiwannis...

Andie's big day

Seven-year-old Andie Morrison’s smile lights up every room she walks into. Since she was 9-weeks-old, the staff at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre have been trying to keep her happy and healthy, so she can continue to light up her loved ones’ lives. Andie, who has a rare blood...

Supporting an Inspired Vision to Solve Neuromuscular Disease

On October 31, 2002, William Singeris was born with a rare degenerative disease called Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy (DM1) at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. William was unable to breathe on his own, so he was immediately placed on a ventilator. His dad, Phil, explains that...

24 Weeks, 24 Ounces: Get to Know Us!

Children's Health Foundation raises funds for specialized equipment, programs and services at Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. Our donors help to outfit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with the equipment needed to save the lives of babies born up to four months before...

Our Children's Family: The Continuum of Care

Care for our children does not end once they leave their hospital beds. Complex paediatric conditions require the full spectrum of care offered by our Children’s family. This continuum may include treatment at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre and therapeutic rehabilitation at...

Josh's Journey to College

Diagnoses do not define children and genetic differences do not decide what opportunities a person may pursue. Joshua Masters' incredible journey proves that a diagnosis of Down syndrome should not be thought of in terms of the limitations it may place on an individual, but rather the endless...

The Family Assistance Fund

Giving Caregivers the Means to Save and Improve Kids’ Lives Families who arrive at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre require more than just physical care for their children. Children’s social workers supplement medical care in a variety of profoundly meaningful ways: They support...

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Specialized Equipment Helping Newborns Take their First Breaths The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre cares for babies who weigh no more than a pound and whose tiny frames make teddy bears look like grizzlies. When caring for infants who may...

Child Life Specialists: Giving Patients and their Families Something to Smile About

When Karen Metcalfe and Brett Lumley learned that their daughter Mckenna had a brain tumor, it became very difficult to look on the bright side. However, in addition to being an excellent source of information and support, the Child Life (CL) Specialists at Children’s Hospital, London Health...

A Spoon Full of Smiles Helps the Medicine Go Down

When Carver Hummell was born, he was a beautiful full-term baby. However, due to a rare metabolic disorder (Methylmalonic acidemia), which causes hyperventilation, extreme weight loss and dehydration, Nikki and Dave Hummell’s handsome baby boy was in a critical state. At just three days old,...

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