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Extra Life 25-hour Gaming Marathon

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 23 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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To the outsider, gamers often appear to play in small groups or in isolation. In reality they form a huge community, often collaborating with individuals across town and around the world. This Saturday, October 25, over 600 BC gamers are...

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2015 Champion Child

Posted by Angela Fox on 15 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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Today (Wednesday, October 15) our team at BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Walmart Canada had the great pleasure of announcing Hans Gabriel Rana as our 2014/15 Champion Child. We hosted a celebration in Hans‘ honour, announcing his role as ambassador...

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Mind your Head

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 10 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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As a goaltender on a varsity hockey team I am unfortunately all too familiar with concussions. Take a weird turn and go head first into the boards. Fall in centre ice and the head nails the ice. Stand in the...

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The Incredible Infant Transport Team

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 26 September 2014 | 5 Comments

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Imagine if you lived in the outskirts of BC and your one-month-old baby was having difficulty breathing and needed immediate, specialized care. The Infant Transport Team (ITT) at BC Children’s Hospital receives calls for medical emergencies such as this many...

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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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