Our daughter Kayla’s life was saved by the teams at McMaster Children’s Hospital. Out of gratitude, we wanted to find a way to give back – the Caring for Little Kidneys Campaign is our way of doing that and we encourage your support.
We need your help to raise $650,000 so that children who suffer from urgent or acute kidney problems that need lifesaving dialysis have a special, modern clinic where they can receive this care. A clinic that takes into consideration the unique needs around infection control and patient comfort. The redeveloped clinic will be state-of-the-art with every aspect of the patient and family experience being taken into consideration.
McMaster Children’s Hospital offers the only dedicated pediatric hemodialysis program in south-central Ontario, also serving parts of south-western Ontario.
Dialysis saves the lives of many children each year – from newborns like Peter, to older children like Olivia. Each MacKid has a unique story, just like our Kayla. We encourage you to read their stories below and then donate.
Charlotte and Tim Blevins
Kayla’s story: It all started when Tim and Charlotte Blevins took their daughters to a pig roast for Thanksgiving in 2011. Little did they know that their nine-year-old daughter, Kayla, would soon be fighting for her life. Click here to read more of Kayla’s story.
Peter’s story: Peter’s entry into the world was not an easy one. When his parents Edward and Emily first laid eyes on their newborn son in the delivery room last January, they were shocked to learn that he wasn’t breathing. Click here to read more of Peter’s story.
Olivia’s story: Pregnancies can be stressful enough for first-time parents. For Isaac and Nicole Pullen of Binbrook, things became a lot more stressful about eight months into the pregnancy. Click here to read more of Olivia’s story.
Next Caring for Little Kidneys Campaign Fundraising Event:
We invite you to a HUGE Charity Home Décor Sale on September 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Model home and gently-used furniture, décor items, clothing, Sweet Temptations Cupcakery and more! Browse and buy. Enjoy tasty treats. Support a great cause! For more information, click here.