Help getkids home forthe holidays
For children facing serious health challenges, going home for the holidays is something to look forward to. Experts at BC Children’s Hospital are working relentlessly to give them that hope, but they can’t do it alone.
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Never doubtwhat small can dothis season
A rare immune system disorder kept little Navy in hospital for over a month. But this fearless 2-year-old took her treatments in stride—and thanks to a donor-supported program, she gets to be home for the holidays. What’s next? Tackling a bone marrow transplant in the new year.
Maggie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma after a ski accident landed her in the hospital for x-rays. She’s since weathered the challenge in a way that continues to impress her family. While Maggie is still on her mighty journey home, she isn’t letting that stop her from pursuing her passion: arts and crafts.
The holidays aren’t easy for cancer patients, even if they get to spend time at home. But Xavier is grateful to be with family. He’s also grateful for his neighbours, who once surprised him with pizza when they heard he was craving it.
Aivyn’s family has always felt that the holidays should be spent at home, with loved ones. So when Aivyn was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia as a toddler, they knew that their second home would become the hospital.
Healing broken hearts
One in 100 babies
are born with a heart defect, putting them at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. By using a single blood drop, BC Children’s scientists are able to replicate a child’s heart cells in a petri dish. Now, they’re using these cells to determine the most effective treatments for kids on an individual basis.
Serving the largest geographic region of any children’s hospital in North America, BC Children’s offers travelling and virtual outreach clinics, and expanded telehealth programs to make sure more kids can get care closer to home.