By Fondation du Children,

Villa Maria students take a stand against eating disorders


It’s their last year of high school and Villa Maria students Karen, Alexia and Sara are determined make a difference there before they graduate. These three inspiring young women have decided to volunteer their time and creativity to raise funds for The Children’s Eating Disorders Clinic by organizing a series of activities in their school. First up was Yoga Week, held late this January. Next they’ll put their heads together, with help from their teacher Maria Di Scala, to plan a week of fundraising during the month of March. Their goal is to not only raise funds but also awareness – that’s …

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By Susan Sipos Green,

A gift to remember Lori and Michael

Michael Daniel Sipos- 1985

During my 35 years as a teacher and as an administrator, I had the pleasure of knowing thousands of children. Kids are incredibly precious and require special care – the kind of care that is available at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. I knew this fact as an educator, but I also experienced it first-hand as a parent. Between the late 1970s and the mid-1980s, the Montreal Children’s Hospital was my family’s second home as we spent countless hours there with our two children, Lori and Michael. Looking back, those nine years were a blur. But I will always remember and be …

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By Graham Baxter,

Surviving heaven and hell in the NICU


Our daughter, Éloïse Baxter, was born on July 30, 2011. Hours after her birth she was transferred to the Montreal Children’s Hospital NICU, 9-C.  Little did we know then but for the next 490 days, we would call 9-C ‘home’. We wanted to write this short thank you letter of to everyone involved in caring for our daughter. January 1, 2013 Dear Drs. Perreault, Gosselin, Beaumier, Barbier, Santana, Wintermark, Daniels, DeBie, Ali, Mandel…..and of course, to all the nurses of 9-C, My wife Geneviève and I were not too sure how or where to begin writing this letter. How do you put …

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By Fondation du Children,

Happy holidays!


For the holidays this year, we created a little infographic to give you a glimpse of what the season is like at The Children’s. Enjoy – and on behalf of the whole team at The Children’s Foundation, we wish you a wonderful, happy and healthy holiday season!

By Shari Stone,

The best teacher gift of all…


My name is Shari, and I am a grade 3 teacher. Although I've been teaching for many years, I never fail to be touched at how many of my students and their families make the effort to think of me over the Holidays with small gifts and tokens of appreciation. I have an amazing store of memories of little faces beaming up at me as they hand me a special something, to let me know that I’m valued. I've received so many thoughtful, interesting gifts, but last year I received something that really stood out for me. To me, a gift …

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