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Caring for the Future

After their son survived a premature birth, a Penticton couple plans to give back.

Henry and Marg King are leaving a gift to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation in their Wills — because of the life-saving care their son Patrick received when he was born ten weeks early.

“We want other families to have the same fantastic help we had for our child,” Marg said.

Patrick weighed three pounds, eight ounces when was born in 1990, just hours after Marg was flown by air ambulance to Vancouver. While Patrick spent two weeks in intensive care at BC Children’s Hospital, he grew up without the health problems many preemies face. Today, he’s over six feet tall and a digital media professional in New York. When the Kings drew up their Wills, it was an easy decision to leave a legacy gift.

“If Patrick hadn’t received specialized care, there’s a chance he wouldn’t be here now,” Henry said. “We want to assist others in having that happy ending.”



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