A close up of Cash as a NICU patient. He is hooked up to a CPAP machine.

Brantford Neonatal Patient Named an Ambassador

HAMILTON, ON: Tracy from Brantford was 29 weeks into her pregnancy when she encountered her first complication. Read more

Chase sits on a chair holding a tablet with a chemotherapy pump to his right. To his left is child life specialist, Courtney Knight. Both smile and pose for a photo.

Cambridge Pediatric Cancer Patient Named an Ambassador

HAMILTON, ON: Chase from Cambridge was an active nine-year-old who was passionate about hitting home runs and scoring goals on the soccer field. Then he found himself unable to participate in sports because of a life-altering diagnosis of leukemia. Read more

DoraLee in her wheelchair, wearing her Cheer Squad uniform, is smiling for a photo.

Family’s Third Adopted Child with Complex Developmental Needs is Named an Ambassador

HAMILTON, ON: 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 and developmental needs. Read more

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

Ron Joyce smiling in a dark suit and red tie

Hamilton Health Sciences Remembers Ron Joyce

Ron Joyce is being remembered by Hamilton Health Sciences as an outstanding philanthropist and community builder. Read more

Ravinderpal Duggal poses for a photo.

From Headache to Brain Cancer

“It began with a minor headache,” says Ravinderpal Duggal from Brampton. “Then I felt pain on the right side of my body and my vision started to blur.” 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

Bob Bristo poses for a photo at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Learning to Walk Again

“My back pain was excruciating,” recalls Bob Bristo of Georgetown. “Then I began to experience weakness and paralysis in my legs. It kept getting worse until I could barely wiggle my toes.” 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