A GIRL WITH GOALS
Isla MacIntosh is so much fun to get to know. She’s energetic, enthusiastic, kind and vibrant. Like a lot of wonderful young people in our community she has dreams for the future and a varied list of sports she likes to play and things she’s excited to be learning in school. But unlike many of her peers Isla’s had challenges to face. Read More
Each year, CHEO identifies a remarkable child to represent all CHEO patients in the Children’s Miracle Network Champions program presented by Walmart Canada. This awareness program was designed to educate communities on the life-saving work being done by pediatric hospitals across the continent. Jacob Randell has been a CHEO patient since being diagnosed with atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumour at the age of five. Read More
Senators bring holiday cheer to CHEO’s kids
The hockey heroes of Canada’s capital came to visit the kids at CHEO and OCTC on December 22th and once again the children, youth and their families were overjoyed to see their favorite players in person. Read More
One of the wonderful stories to come out of CHEO and the Foundation in 2016 is the amalgamation of CHEO and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC). With a motto of “Stronger Together,” this amalgamation will provide families easier access to more integrated and coordinated services. Read More
Reunited: Sophia and Dr. Dhanani
It’s been ten years since Sophia King Gillis and her parents, Bill and Laurel met Dr. Sonny Dhanani at CHEO. Sophia was five years old and was brought in with a very high fever and experiencing hallucinations.
That was November 3, 2006.
During the drive to the hospital – Sophia’s eyes half open and seemingly vacant, she said, “Mummy, I can’t see.” Read More
LCBO employees and generous customers inspired by brave CHEO patient
This month LCBO stores throughout Ontario are giving back in a big way thanks to a dedicated team of employees, generous customers and the inspiration of a brave young man. Read More
From the moment Dawson was born I learned that I would need to take life one day at a time in order to be strong for my family. I can tell you without a doubt it was not easy to think that way initially. Read More
My husband Andrew and I are proud parents of three beautiful children. We have a dog and some chickens too so our house is busy! The kids are seven, five and three so we are always doing something – running to activities, preparing food, doing homework, playing – the usual things. Read More
On December 10, 2014 our lives changed forever. That day my eight year old daughter Tandra and I were in a terrible car crash. Tandra suffered a fractured clavicle, damage to her right leg, lacerations to her head, a ruptured ear drum, and a traumatic brain injury. Read More
Hodan was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood, at age seven. She had to face countless blood tests, bone marrow aspirations, and chemotherapy treatments. Her indefatigable spirit is what carried her through this twist of fate. Read More