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Breeding Optimism

Posted by Serena Bonneville on 18 September 2014 | 0 Comments

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Serena Bonneville is a 17-year-old patient who was diagnosed with cancer last year. Before she heads off to university in September, she took the time to write about her incredible medical journey at BC Children’s – from her initial diagnosis...

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Florence's Story, part 2:

Posted by Michaela Evanow on 12 September 2014 | 6 Comments

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A week ago we introduced to you Michaela Evanow, mother of two-year-old Florence who has type 1 spinal muscular atrophy. Her first post walked us through how their family found out about her diagnosis, and today’s story is about finding...

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Walking on Water: Florence's story

Posted by Michaela Evanow on 5 September 2014 | 2 Comments

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Michaela Evanow is the proud mother of the sparkling-eyed, two-year-old Florence. When Florence was three-and-a-half months old, Michaela began to notice that her little girl was having trouble lifting her head. After some genetics tests, doctors diagnosed Florence with type 1...

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Ryder’s Story

Posted by Jesse Squires and Jessica Thompson on 22 August 2014 | 3 Comments

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Continuing our story series from the Miracle Weekend telethon broadcast, where we asked the online audience to submit their stories in which they have been involved with Children’s Hospital, we introduce Ryder Squires, a young boy full of determination. Ryder...

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A fighter named William

Posted by Jessica Smith on 15 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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William Smith, born at just 29 weeks and weighing only 3.5 pounds, same into the world ready to fight for his life. He is the fifth story, received during Miracle Weekend, when we asked the online community to send in...

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Dr. Bjorn Baadjes

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 10 August 2014 | 3 Comments

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Fifteen-year-old Abbie Evans was diagnosed with high risk acute leukemia in 2010. In and out of the hospital for months, she underwent chemotherapy and she also required a bone marrow transplantation. Thankfully, it has been over three years since her transplant...

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Quinn's Journey

Posted by Keegan Greer on 7 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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Meet Quinn, our fourth miracle kid we're highlighting from our Miracle Weekend broadcast, when we asked the online community to share their BC Children’s Hospital experiences. Quinn’s story, told by his mom Keegan, truly shows the strength that can reside...

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Air Canada helps kids in need

Posted by Joanna Newman on 2 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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This year we are celebrating 20 years of partnership with Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Air Canada Foundation’s Hospital Transportation Program provides Aeroplan Miles to Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals, including BC...

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Hailey-Ann

Posted by Kristina Cook and Jessica Thompson on 31 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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Continuing our story series from the Miracle Weekend telethon broadcast, where we asked the online community to contribute their BC Children’s Hospital stories, we follow up Jensen’s story and then Emily’s journey with yet another amazing story. This one of...

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Emily's Journey

Posted by Marilou Blundell and Terra Scheer on 24 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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This is Emily. She is a little sister to a proud older sister, Ellie-Marie, and the apple of her parents’ eye. When early ultrasounds showed complications with Emily's development in utero, her mom, Marilou, and father, Michael, were determined that, whatever...

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