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Child Life Specialist Heather McKean

Supporting Families of Cancer Patients

To ensure that the needs of the entire family are met, a donor-funded pilot study is aiming to improve the quality of life for cancer patients by addressing the needs of their children.

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.

Clinical Secretary Denise Allen and Dr. Helene Flageole are reviewing papers at a desk.

Standardizing Appendicitis Care

A quality-improvement project was aimed at standardizing the care provided to patients who were suspected of suffering from appendicitis.

Stepahnie holds a copy of Beau and his new AFO

Legacy Gift Enables Special Book

A new, donor-funded book is helping to educate ankle-foot orthoses (AFO) users at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre.

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.

Raynham wears a Walmart vest and stands next to a sign with her photo and story on it.

A New Champion

Raynham McArthur is our Children’s Miracle Network Champion.

Dr. Kathy Georgiades smiles for a photo.

Improving Mental Health

An alarming number of children and youth in Canada are struggling with challenges related to mental health, and Dr. Kathy Georgiades is aiming to improve their outcomes.

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.