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Jaya is reading a book in her bed.

Life-Threatening Allergies

Most people can enjoy the simple pleasures of eating a peanut butter sandwich or scrambled eggs. But for patients like Jaya from Hamilton, these foods can be deadly.

Dr. Adam Fleming (right) looks at his patient (left). The patient is a young girl.

A Q&A with a Pediatric Oncologist

Meet Dr. Adam Fleming, a pediatric oncologist who cares for cancer patients and families who visit McMaster Children’s Hospital from across the region.

Two members of the Neonatal Transport Team holding a transporter.

Transporting Critically Ill Newborns

A pregnancy can be one of the happiest yet most stressful of times for parents. Read more

Natalie wearing a yellow Walmart vest standing next to a board with her picture and story.

Perseverance of a Champion

Natalie Hammond is a Champion. Read more

Michelle Dawson points at a chemotherapy pump.

A Q&A with a Pediatric Chemotherapy Nurse

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a chemotherapy nurse? Read more

Illyria smiles for a photo.

“Am I Going to Die?”

Illyria’s patient story began with a strange warning sign – she stopped growing. Read more

A close up of Cash as a NICU patient. He is hooked up to a CPAP machine.

Brantford Neonatal Patient Named an Ambassador

HAMILTON, ON: Tracy from Brantford was 29 weeks into her pregnancy when she encountered her first complication. Read more

Chase sits on a chair holding a tablet with a chemotherapy pump to his right. To his left is child life specialist, Courtney Knight. Both smile and pose for a photo.

Cambridge Pediatric Cancer Patient Named an Ambassador

HAMILTON, ON: Chase from Cambridge was an active nine-year-old who was passionate about hitting home runs and scoring goals on the soccer field. Then he found himself unable to participate in sports because of a life-altering diagnosis of leukemia. Read more

DoraLee in her wheelchair, wearing her Cheer Squad uniform, is smiling for a photo.

Family’s Third Adopted Child with Complex Developmental Needs is Named an Ambassador

HAMILTON, ON: Tara and Amanda from Hamilton are well acquainted with the services at McMaster Children’s Hospital, as they have adopted multiple children with complex physical and developmental needs. Read more

Dr. Blake Yarascavitch (left) and George Soleas (right) smile for a photo. In between them is a neurosurgical microscope. On the microscope’s screen (far right) is a magnified image of a flower.

LCBO’s Holiday Campaign Raises Record-Breaking Donations

HAMILTON, ON: On April 12, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated the nearly $880,000 raised from LCBO’s annual The Joy of Giving Back holiday campaign. Read more