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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.

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

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

Abby holding her brain scan

Brain Tumour Triggers Seizures

Abby was eight years old when she accidentally banged her elbow on a table in 2014. Her body stiffened like a board and her eyes rolled back into her head. Abby was having a seizure. Read more

MacKid Olive sitting on her mom's lap at home

A Baseball-Sized Brain Tumour

Olive was vomiting with alarming regularity. The five-year-old from St. David’s began complaining about pain in her eyes and she was uncharacteristically lethargic. Read more

Ethan Zahn, holding up a photo of him in the hospital, with his family from Niagara Falls

Living Free with Crohn’s Disease

What started as mild digestive discomfort in 2011 kept becoming more painful.

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Ozzie wearing a helmet and harness in front of a rock climbing wall

Climbing Onwards and Upwards

When Ozzie celebrated his second birthday and was not walking yet, his mother Erin knew something was wrong. Read more