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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.

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.

Madi (centre) poses for a photo with her father Luis (left) and her mother Sarah (right).

Living Life to its Fullest

From the moment Madison “Madi” Leal from Guelph was born, her parents Sarah and Luis knew she would have a unique journey in life.

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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

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

Catarina poses for a photo.

“Your Daughter has Brain Damage”

What started as a typical pregnancy for Shyanne and Michael of Welland turned into their worst nightmare. Read more