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By La Fondation,

Giving Tuesday: Making Magic Happen

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Robert and his nephew wanted to pay it forward after having their jersey signed by P.K. When they entered Loic’s room, who has Morquio A syndrome, they saw right away that he was a big hockey fan! Loïc was all rolled up in his blanket with his favorite team’s colors and his walls were covered in posters. His mother had to prepare him for his surprise visitors, which is no simple task. Loic breathes through a respirator and must always travel with it in his wheel chair. Once ready, Loic, who was all smiles, went to meet the generous donors …

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By La Fondation,

Léo: going the extra mile

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Two-year-old Léo is a happy little boy. “he is always smiling,” says his mom, Adeline. Happy though he may be, little Léo doesn’t have an easy life. Léo was born with MEDNIK Syndrome, an extremely rare, inherited multisystem disorder that kept him in the Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the first nine months of his life. He was finally able to go home, but only once his parents were taught critical skills to deal with their baby’s many health issues, including serious gastrointestinal problems, a severe skin condition, and low muscle tone. “It was bewildering, everything we had to learn,” says …

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By La Fondation,

Acknowledging Montreal Children’s Hospital’s Fine “Old Lady”

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*This article from Dr. Michael Shevell was first published on the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres blog a few days prior to the move. “The times have changed, conditions of practice have altered and are altering rapidly, but when a celebration takes us back to our origin in simpler days, we find that the ideals which inspired them are our today-ideals which are ever old yet always fresh and new.”

Sir William Osler, 1903

Hi Everyone, On May 24, the building at 2300 Tupper  aka (at least to me) "The Old Lady" will stop being what it has been for just under a …

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By La Fondation,

Maude’s Story

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My back hurt, I felt electric shocks in my head, but I still was able to participate in sports. My passion was, and still is, running and I was afraid I had overdone it a bit. I would get home from school, put my earphones on, and that was my happy place. It would help me forget what I thought were small problems but that seemed huge at the time. The day I finally told my parents I wasn’t doing very well, we sought out advice from a chiropractor. He could not figure out the cause of my pain. It all …

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By Fondation du Children,

News from Rosy

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Just before Christmas, we shared with you the story of Rosy, one of our patients who fought brain cancer twice. Unfortunately, just a few weeks into the new year, Rosy and her family learned that her cancer had come back. As you read these lines, she is recovering from a 10-hour operation. The new tumor appeared this January and when chemotherapy treatments failed to slow the tumour’s growth, there was no other choice but to operate again. She also received a more aggressive experimental chemotherapy to destroy any remnants of her third tumour. Rosy has a tough fight …

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