By Sophie Lesiege,

My baby had a broken heart: A mother’s story


It’s July 4, 2006—my due date. My daughter Maxinne was 13 days late, so I’m pretty sure that my son Romain will keep us in suspense for a few more days, but we’re ready for him. Maxinne, who is almost five, keeps asking: “When are you coming OUT Romain?” Friday July 14, Romain arrives. Finally, I have my son and daughter by my side—it’s pure bliss! But this joyful moment is cut short when our midwife notices that our son has a bluish complexion. She gives him oxygen, but it doesn’t improve his condition as expected. She knows that something is wrong …

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By Simon Lyonnais Bourque,

This week I’m leaving on an amazing expedition


Hi, My name is Simon, and I am an oncology patient at The Children’s. The week of March 3 to 11, I will take part in an amazing expedition. Organized by the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation, the program encourages teens living with cancer to overcome their limits by going on therapeutic adventure trips. I had the opportunity to take part, so now I’m getting ready to leave for Bay James. It’ll be a real wilderness adventure, where I’ll have to travel between 100 and 150km a day by ski-doo. This trip is really important to me, because it will …

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By Fondation du Children,

How do you like our new look?

As you’ve no doubt noticed, has been re-launched with a shiny new look and some great features. One of our favourite updates is the addition of online fundraising pages – these are pages that you can easily build yourself to collect (and track) money that you are raising for a tribute fund, a special event, or any other type of fundraiser. We are also very excited about our Event Calendar; with a new layout and expanded capabilities, it’s easier than ever before to find and take part in fundraising events for The Children’s. Please take some time to explore …

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