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By Catherine,

A little miracle named Taly

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Taly is a “wonderful surprise” baby.  Kim, who had been diagnosed infertile, and her husband got quite a surprise when they learned they would have a third miracle baby! "My pregnancy was going well and we were very excited to have another little girl. During a routine visit to the hospital at my 38th week of pregnancy, the monitor didn’t show any movement from Taly in my belly. However, the gynecologist was not alarmed as the ultrasound didn’t show anything abnormal. The next day, still not feeling any movement from my baby, I returned to my hospital. They spent four hours …

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By Catherine,

Damian’s Story

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My name is Damian and my story began on March 14th 2015 when I was born, cute as a button, in a hospital room in Montreal. My mom, dad and older brother Martin fell in love with me instantly and all I wanted was to be cuddled in their warm and loving arms. I came home the very next day and so began my adventure. No one knew it at the time, but I was special because I was born with a condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. It was 6 weeks later that I suddenly became very sick and my mom …

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By Catherine,

A talented young patient gives back!

Jean-Gilles Gadoury

On Valentine’s Day, my 9-year-old son wanted to spread some love for sick children who currently stay at the Children’s, like he did when he had acute leukemia. Jean-Gilles was then fighting for his life. Everyday, our anxiety increased: the only way to save his life was a bone marrow transplant and he needed a compatible donor. During the fall of 2014, we contacted the media to help us find a donor. We were speechless when we learned the intervention was about to become a reality. Jean-Gilles celebrated his first transplant anniversary in January and was able to return …

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By Catherine,

Doc Talk: Dr. Thérèse Perreault

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Doctor Thérèse Perreault was just preparing to settle into adolescence when she decided how she wanted to make her mark on the world. Even now, as a pediatrician at the Montreal Children's Hospital since 1988 and Division Head of the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) since 2003, Doctor Perreault can't think of anything she would want to do other than practice medicine. These, and other facts about our physician of choice in this edition of Doc Talk. Doctor Perreault, when did it become clear to you that you wanted to be a physician? I can recall I was 12 years-old when …

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By Catherine,

A message of hope from Emma, after beating anorexia nervosa

Emma

Last week at school, my homework assignment was to identify 13 symptoms of depression. It wasn’t hard for me to do, since I myself experienced a period of severe depression during the winter of 2014. I was only 13 years old. It all started at the beginning of high school. I didn’t feel well, and believed I should be doing more sports. So I asked my parents if I could start swimming. Within a few months, I was swimming three nights a week for 90 minute sessions. I was exercising all the time. I constantly felt like I needed to train …

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