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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

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

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

Teenager with Rare Spinal Tumours is Announced as the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation and Walmart associates from across the region gathered in Brantford to celebrate 16-year-old Natalie Hammond of Burford being named the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion. Read more

MacKid Taylor smiles for a photo.

Toddler Battles Kidney Cancer

First came Taylor’s urinary tract infections. Then a strange lump was found on her belly. Read more

Dr. Michael Parrish poses for a photo at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Easing Fears of Pediatric Sedation

Will it hurt? Why am I being put to sleep? Will I wake up? These are some of the common questions asked by children who are being sedated for the first time. Read more