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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

Mother Jessica holding her son Riley at the hospital

Born 17 Weeks Early

Jessica and Tyler of Brantford were devastated when they lost their son Reece in June 2016. Read more

Mila laughing with her doctor at the hospital

Bouncing Back from Brain Cancer

Mila began to complain about severe headaches. In January 2016, the five-year-old from Welland also started to vomit frequently. Read more

Samantha smiling while sitting in a shaded garden

Never Alone – A Mental Health Journey

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

Avery laughs while posing in her backyard

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