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Kim, David and Cayden pose for a photo in a hospital room.

Complex Care for a Complicated Pregnancy

Kimberly’s pregnancy quickly turned from a joyous occasion to an expectant mother’s worst nightmare.

Katheine takes a selfie of herself and Phoenix

Six-Week-Old Baby Battles COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic dominating the media, Katherine had every reason to be scared. She was experiencing body aches, fatigue and weakness. Then her six-week-old son also showed signs of illness.

Caleb is in his red and white go-kart on the race track.

Dehydration to Diabetes Diagnosis

Caleb was suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition in which the body produces too many acidic ketones due to a lack of insulin. If untreated, it can cause fatal organ failure.

Raynham smiles for a photo

Diabetes Leads to Life-Threatening Coma

Raynham’s brain was swelling and her body systems were shutting down. She was at high risk of suffering a stroke and having permanent brain damage if she survived at all.

Two phots of Desirae. One in 2014 and the other in 2019.

Dramatic Developmental Growth

Desirae’s diagnosis was devastating, but nothing could have prepared her family for what lay ahead.

Maddie smiles for a photo

Preschooler Conquers Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer

At the age of three weeks, Maddie began more than a year of testing and monitoring with genetic specialists. This led to an official diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Blood work led to another shocking diagnosis – leukemia.

Sarah smiles for a photo

No Defence Against Infection

Sarah from Stoney Creek suffered from frequent ear and chest infections. Despite taking antibiotics regularly, her infections kept returning.

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.

Cancer Can’t Sideline Chase

Chase from Cambridge was an active nine-year-old who was passionate about hitting home runs and scoring goals. Then he found himself unable to participate in sports because of a life-altering diagnosis.

Cash as a baby in the NICU

Clinging to Life after Premature Birth

Tracy was 29 weeks into her pregnancy when she encountered her first complication.

DoraLee smiles for a photo

Caring for a Family with Complex Needs

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 or developmental needs.