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By La Fondation,

A behind-the-scenes look at P.K.’s visit

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The air was buzzing with excitement on the 8th and 9th floors of the Children’s. The day before, hospital personnel informed the parents of hospitalized children that a special surprise was underway: The Children’s spokesperson, popular NHL hockey player P.K. Subban, would be visiting with his Nashville Predators teammates. While some parents were busy telling their kids, others were overjoyed with the opportunity to thank P.K. in person. “I’ve been in the hospital with my 18-month-old son for 6 weeks,” explained Samantha. “Zen-Luka is under medication. He can’t move or expend energy. Having access to free Wi-Fi and TV is a …

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By La Fondation,

They honour us all year; we honoured them for one night.

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On January 25th, 2018, the P.K. Subban Atrium was filled with some of our brightest stars; nearly 200 event organizers gathered to celebrate their successes over the past year. The Foundation is fortunate to count on over 150 community groups every year who volunteer their time and work tirelessly to raise money for the most urgent needs of the Hospital. We were touched to be able to honour them and say “thank you” for everything that they do. Renée Vézina, President of the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, shared an amazing statistic – since the Foundation was founded, community events have raised …

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By La Fondation,

Battling Toward a Healthy Weight

Marie-Jeanne is now proud of who she sees in the mirror

As a young girl navigating through her last year of elementary school, Marie-Jeanne was a smart and reliable kid with a strong head on her shoulders. But high school was just around the corner and with it came fears of not fitting in. "I was tired of putting myself down because of my weight," says Marie-Jeanne, so she started to watch what she ate in order to feel better about herself. At only 12 years old, Marie-Jeanne’s battle with anorexia started with a simple diet. It quickly intensified and became an addiction. She was starving herself. She lost over 40 pounds …

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By La Fondation,

Who is Jean-Gilles?

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You may have heard his dynamic voice in a radio ad with P.K. Subban, and you've surely seen him on one of many TV shows. Jean-Gilles is a young actor and singer, and he's brimming with talent. He's also a patient at the Children's. For the past 3 years, he's been fighting a deadly form of acute leukemia.

Instead of celebrating the new year like everyone else, Jean-Gilles spent December 31, 2014, in isolation at the Children's to start the process for a bone-marrow transplant he was getting a few days later. The experience inspired him to give …

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By La Fondation,

Outpouring of Generosity for Giving Tuesday

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This Tuesday, November 28 was Giving Tuesday. We really want to thank all of the Children's supporters for their great generosity. Your words of encouragement will be displayed in the P.K. Subban Atrium and will warm the hearts of families who have to spend the Holidays at the Hospital. A big thank you to everybody who made a donation to the Children’s. Until December 31, each gift will be matched by P.K. Subban! Your generosity this holiday season is greatly appreciated!


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