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Khol - a superhero

Posted by Melissa Martz on 12 February 2015 | 6 Comments

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First published in Children's Heart Network's Heart Matters Newsletter. Written by Khol's mom, Melissa Martz When my husband and I decided to have a baby we never dreamed that our first born would have a congenital heart defect. When I went...

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Heart Month

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 12 February 2015 | 3 Comments

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Heart Month Throughout the month of February, we celebrate the exciting developments in BC Children’s Hospital’s cardiac program and, importantly, the successes of our young patients who’ve received life-saving care from our heart specialists. Did you know that one in every...

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Roses for Rachael

Posted by Terra Scheer on 4 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Rachael Turner’s 15th birthday is one she will never forget. Just six days prior, the Kamloops teen was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF), a chronic and life-limiting illness that mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. Rachael spent two weeks at...

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Eating Disorder Awareness Week Feb 1-7

Posted by Winnie Tam on 29 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Did you know that nearly one million Canadians live with a diagnosed eating disorder and millions of others struggle with unhealthy food and weight preoccupation? People with disordered eating suffer from unhealthy thoughts and behaviours toward food, weight and body shape....

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Carleigh's second chance

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 28 January 2015 | 4 Comments

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In the last installment of our January "new beginnings" series, dedicated to refreshed hope, new goals and new beginnings we're thrilled to tell you about one little girl who has made an amazing comeback after a shocking medical emergency. Carleigh O’Hara...

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42 years of incredible care

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 20 January 2015 | 3 Comments

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Donna Atkinson, the clinical nurse coordinator for the Chieng Family Medical Day Unit at BC Children’s Hospital, is hanging up her stethoscope and retiring after a 42-year career. Her love of helping kids began when she was just seven years old....

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SFU's Dance Marathon is back!

Posted by Terra Scheer on 7 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Last year Simon Fraser University (SFU) took a change on a new fundraising initiative and became the first university in Canada to take part in Dance Marathon - a movement that is huge in the US, with colleges and universities...

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The comeback kid

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 4 January 2015 | 1 Comments

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January marks a new year, filled with refreshed hope, new goals and new beginnings. Those themes are well-represented by patients here at BC Children’s like Casey Wright. Fourteen-year-old Casey is affectionately referred to as the comeback kid, for his ability to...

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From Receiving to Giving Care

Posted by Jessica Thompson on 1 January 2015 | 6 Comments

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New Beginnings: From Receiving to Giving Care January marks a new year, filled with refreshed hope, new goals and new beginnings. Those themes are well-represented by all patients here at BC Children’s. Each day is a new start and the caregivers...

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Period of PURPLE Crying® campaign

Posted by Winnie Tam on 20 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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Does it seem as if your newborn is crying constantly? If so, take heart: it could be a common stage known as the Period of PURPLE Crying, and there’s help out there for new parents. Retired BC Children’s Hospital researcher Dr....

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