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Dr. Blake Yarascavitch (left) and George Soleas (right) smile for a photo. In between them is a neurosurgical microscope. On the microscope’s screen (far right) is a magnified image of a flower.

LCBO’s Holiday Campaign Raises Record-Breaking Donations

HAMILTON, ON: On April 12, McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated the nearly $880,000 raised from LCBO’s annual The Joy of Giving Back holiday campaign. Read more

Natalie wearing a yellow Walmart vest standing next to a board with her picture and story.

Teenager with Rare Spinal Tumours is Announced as the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation and Walmart associates from across the region gathered in Brantford to celebrate 16-year-old Natalie Hammond of Burford being named the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion. 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

Dr. Michael Parrish poses for a photo at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Easing Fears of Pediatric Sedation

Will it hurt? Why am I being put to sleep? Will I wake up? These are some of the common questions asked by children who are being sedated for the first time. 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

The new Wellness Courtyard with benches, exercise equipment and artificial turf

A Specialized Courtyard for Pediatric Mental Health

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated the opening of the Wellness Courtyard at McMaster Children’s Hospital on October 16, which will benefit pediatric mental health patients by enhancing the clinical care they receive. 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

Warren Morrison smiling

A Gaming Guild

Warren Morrison is on a mission. As a member of Hamilton’s Extra Life Guild, his goal is to increase awareness and recruit gamers to fundraise for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read more

Dr. Anthony Chan speaking on a cellphone at his desk

Cancer Care for Children and Youth

Hearing the words “your child has cancer” is every parent’s nightmare. The needs of children with cancer are unique and require specialized care. Read more

Children are led from the starting line of MacKids Walk & Wheel

MacKids Miracle Weekend Raises More Than $235,000

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated its annual Miracle Weekend on June 2 and 3. Read more