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,...

FM96 Live to Air at Children's Hospital

Smile Cookie Week has started and FM96 is ready to celebrate! On Wednesday, September 17, our friends at FM96 will be at Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences to spread the word about Tim Hortons Smile Cooke Campaign and share some smiles with our community. Tune into FM96 from 5:30-9:30 a.m...

Childhood Cancer - A Children's Story

No parent ever thinks that cancer will happen to their child, but the Romkes family knows that it can and it does. Olivia and her mom, Carolyn, never imagined that Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre would become their safe place. “We used to drive past Children’s and think, ‘What a...

Bravery Beads at Children's Hospital

Without fear, there cannot be courage. – Christopher Paolini Most children have to overcome the fear of what goes bump in the night, but some patients at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre must face a different breed of Boogeyman. Every day, there are young boys and girls who...

Children’s heart health wins big at the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open

Canadian Pacific donates $1.3 M to support paediatric cardiac research and care for kids. The Canadian Pacific Women’s Open ended on August 24th, and kids living with heart disease had something more to celebrate than just So Yeon Ryu’s big win. Canadian Pacific was pleased to announce their cash...

The Young at Heart: Paediatric Cardiac Care

Each year, Rachael Wright returns to Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre for a cardiac checkup to ensure that her heart is keeping up with her. Due to her congenital heart defect, Rachael used to visit the Cardiac Care Program much more frequently, but her good health - a result of...

Become a Patient & Family Advisor at Children's

Become a part of something special: Join Children's Family Advisory Council to influence and enhance care provided to patients and their familes. If you or someone you love has been impacted by care at Children's Hospital, share your knowledge and experiences to support other families, and ensure...

A Family's Perspective on Cardiac Care at Children's Hospital

When Rachael Wright was only 20 months old, she needed open heart surgery to treat a congenital heart defect. After her surgery, Rachael returned to Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) where she had originally been diagnosed and hospitalized. Over seven years later,...

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