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.
Desirae was only five weeks old when she began to twitch uncontrollably. Her diagnosis of epilepsy was devastating for the family, but nothing could have prepared them for the challenges that lay ahead.
We are honoured to be recognized once again as one of 10 “High Performer” health care foundations in Canada by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).
At the age of three weeks, Maddie began more than a year of testing and monitoring with genetic specialists. This led to an official diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Blood work led to another shocking diagnosis – leukemia.
Stephanie Hickey suddenly lost strength on the left side of her body. The 34-year-old from Hamilton was six-months pregnant, and the safety of her unborn child was foremost on her mind as her limp body began to collapse.
The Technology Access Clinic at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre provides augmentative and alternative communication devices for patients who are unable to speak or write.
Sarah from Stoney Creek suffered from frequent ear and chest infections. Despite taking antibiotics regularly, her infections kept returning.
Chase from Cambridge was an active nine-year-old who was passionate about hitting home runs and scoring goals. Then he found himself unable to participate in sports because of a life-altering diagnosis.
Tracy was 29 weeks into her pregnancy when she encountered her first complication.
Tara and Amanda from Hamilton are well acquainted with the services at McMaster Children’s Hospital, as they have adopted multiple children with complex physical or developmental needs.