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...

Smilezone Makes “Minds and Muscles” Smile at Children’s Hospital

On May 12, Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre celebrated the grand opening of its new Smilezone, a space designed to brighten hospital visits for paediatric patients with neurological disorders. A generous donation from The Smilezone Foundation transformed the Neuromuscular and...

Leave Your Mark on the Future of Kids’ Health

Many families know firsthand how fortunate we are to have exceptional health care in an extraordinary, world-class facility like Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre. With a family-centred care philosophy, Children’s Hospital strives each and every day to care not just for patients...

Step Into One of Our Mother's Shoes

Imagine the most rewarding day of your life – the birth of your child – being overshadowed by immense fear and worry because your little one has come into the world too early. Instead of cradling your new bundle of joy in your arms you are holding their very tiny hand through the opening of an...

Taking Small Steps to Create Big Impact

No role is too small for Children’s Health Foundation volunteer Christina Thomas. On any given day, you can find her diligently putting together packages, dressing hundreds of teddy bears or organizing the toy room. Christina also volunteers at large fundraising events, supporting the Foundation’s...

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