RE/MAX Helps Kids Return Home

Jacinda Reitsma will never forget seeing her daughter in the recovery room at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre after she had undergone hours of surgery to remove a tumour in her chest. “Most of her hair was gone, she had a million tubes and machines, but it was the most beautiful...

As Small as a Blizzard Treat

Coming into the world three months early by emergency C-section, baby Zoe weighed only 1 lb 4 oz – the same size as a large Dairy Queen Blizzard! Her mom, Paula, puts into perspective just how small this really is: “Zoe’s whole hand, including her fingers, was smaller than the tip of my thumb. It...

Rest, Relax, Recharge – Helping Families Find Peace and Quiet in the Storm of Critical Care

“A rare condition. We don’t know much about it. He needs to go to Children’s Hospital in London right away.” This is just one of the terrifying things Jessica Page and her husband Mike Fernyc heard right before their two-year-old son Hunter was put into an ORNGE helicopter and flown off to London...

Equipping Children’s Hospital to Save Lives – 4 Facts about Specialized Equipment

Upon first meeting eight-year-old Eli, you immediately feel his positive energy and happiness. His laughter is contagious and his smile melts hearts. Describing his recovery as a miracle, Eli knows that he is healthy today because of life-saving treatment at Children’s Hospital, London Health...

Air Canada Foundation Makes Critical Care a Little Cooler for our Regions’ Babies

Expectant mom Emily Gibbons enjoyed a healthy, complication-free pregnancy. In July 2013, she looked forward to giving birth to a happy, healthy baby boy. After a full day of fruitless labour, Emily’s care team at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre began to offer their exhausted...

Dare to Dream for Happy, Healthy Kids

We all have dreams – winning the lottery, growing up healthy and happy, becoming famous, having a family. Luckily, buying Dream Lottery tickets makes dreams come true – not just for you, but also for the kids and families at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre. For Mark Allot, his...

Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive for Kids a Hole-in-One for Children’s Hospital

Mike Weir was in town June 5 and 6 to do what he does best – play golf and raise funds in support of children’s health care. Along with golfers young and old, family members, donors and volunteers, he golfed at Sunningdale Golf and Country Club for his 10th Annual Mike Weir Miracle Golf Drive For...

Walmart Canada Champions for Kids in Our Community

10-year-old Mckenna Lumley has gone through, and continues to deal with not one, but two very difficult health care obstacles, which include the removal of a brain tumour at the age of four and a more recent diagnosis of scoliosis. When you meet Mckenna, you have no idea she carries the weight of...

Conquering the “Fine Print” of Childhood Cancer

Fifty/fifty. Those are the odds Leah and Tim Hunt were confronted with when their 18-month-old daughter, Fiona, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). When Leah received this news on July 31, 2012, she was cradling Fiona and went “numb” just thinking about how ill her little girl really...

Miracle Balloons for Miraculous Kids

“What if?” That is the question that constantly haunted Kim VanderSchlede when her 18-month-old daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour. The care providers at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre recognized the tumour needed to be removed immediately. When the...

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