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Elara was born Sept. 5, 2010, two and a half months premature. It was a shock to her family who were afraid of what this would mean for her health and her future. Her parents were relieved when she was born and rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit that, all things considered, she seemed in good health. Then their world came crashing down. When she was just three days old, she nearly died. It was discovered that she was born with rare congenital heart defects. More>>
Aidan was diagnosed with a very aggressive, recurrent tumour in his right ear called a Cholosteatoma in May 2007. The Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist he saw in Saskatoon removed the tumour a total of 4 times under general anesthetic, but the aggressive tumour returned every time. Aidan was referred to Pediatric ENT Dr. Drummond at Calgary Children’s for consultation and for subsequent surgeries. More>>
Noah was diagnosed with leukemia when he was just 4 ½ years old and spent two months straight and most of the following three years in the hospital receiving treatment. While battling his challenges, his two brothers were by his side constantly cheering him on, offering their support and ultimately helping him recover. Noah spent countless hours in hospital and finally completed his chemotherapy in 2006. Now at age 10, Noah is cancer free and taking full advantage of his good health by teasing his brothers, pitching on his baseball team and dreaming of one day making the big league!
Blake and his twin brother, Noah, were born 14 weeks premature and weighed just over a pound each and measured less than 12 inches. If you can imagine, they were smaller than a ruler and about the same weight as a pound of butter. More>>
Rylan started having seizures on November 14, 2004. His condition is known as Myoclonic Astatic Epilepsy. He has not gone a day without a seizure since. More>>
Meet Elly, a vibrant teenager who is full of energy, passion and drive. Now 13, you would never know Elly was diagnosed with an extremely rare condition at birth that has caused her severe health problems. Even with obstacles in her path, she's never let any of these challenges get in the way of enjoying life and everything in it.
Rayna Korte, or “Princess Rayna” as she was known around our office, was often a patient on the Pediatric ward of Royal University Hospital. She battled Leukemia for almost four years, and; unfortunately, on May 2, 2011 she lost that battle. Rayna participated in two of the CHFS Radiothons and will always be remembered as a beautiful, amazing and inspirational girl. Despite her hardships, she was always smiling and happy; everyone who met her loved her immediately. More>>
Ethan was diagnosed with Severe Tracheal/Laryngomalacia Melasiea, GERD and Pyloric Stenosis. He has started preschool and his favorite things are dinosaurs, caterpillars, snakes and trains! More>>