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Samantha

Never Alone – A Mental Health Journey

Self-harming became a regular part of Samantha’s life. Read more

Avery

Avery’s Song: A Triumphant Journey

“Singing is my passion,” says 19-year-old Avery of Hamilton. “I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember and I want to keep singing forever. It’s been a coping mechanism that’s helped me through some tough times.” Read more

Keylan, Michele and Kinley

Two Generations of Care at McMaster Children’s Hospital

It all started with mild aches and pains that seemed to be no cause for alarm. Read more

A Winning Smile

It was 20 weeks into her pregnancy, during a routine ultrasound in Niagara Falls, that Monica learned her unborn son Mason might be facing multiple medical challenges that could seriously affect his quality of life. Read more

271 Days of Neonatal Intensive Care

For Lana and Mark of Welland, the birth of their son Grayson was fraught with difficulties from the outset. Read more

Profile of a Champion: Drew Jakobsons

“You’re the best.” That’s what 10-year-old Drew of Niagara Falls is fond of saying to others. Read more

1,000 Seizures a Day

One of the most striking things about Avery is her radiant smile. However, life was not always so sunny for this six-year-old from Georgetown. Read more

“The pressure on his brain almost killed him”

On the verge of dying nearly five years ago, the difference in Jackson Harris’ life between then and now is like night and day according to mom, Sara.  It was the pressure on Jackson’s brain that triggered the excruciating headaches and vomiting that ultimately resulted in a life-changing trip to McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department in December 2011.

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A Small Cut Becomes a Battle for Life Itself

How did it get to this? Tashmina and Clive Hall of Carlisle wondered as they sat beside their eight-year-old son Isaac in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of McMaster Children’s Hospital in 2011. Due to a serious infection, Isaac was dangerously close to losing his foot – and a lot more.

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