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Miracle Weekend across BC

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 26 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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Miracle Weekend gives us a chance to show how far BC Children’s Hospital goes to help kids in this province. Each year, more than 84,000 children visit the hospital, 66 per cent of whom come from outside the city of...

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Meet our Miracle Weekend Hosts

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 25 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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We're thrilled to have a great line up of Global BC reporters volunteering their time to host our 2015 Miracle Weekend starting at 7pm, Saturday, May 30! Chris Gailus is an Emmy-winning anchor, winner of back-to-back Canadian Screen Awards for newscasting,...

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Miracle Weekend Kid Hosts

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 18 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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We’re thrilled to have six amazing young people joining us at this year’s Miracle Weekend. Luca Piccolo, Brooke Malakoff, Faris Abdulwahab and Jemma Wright will return to host after doing the job so well last year. This time, they’ll be...

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When caregivers touch hearts

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 21 April 2015 | 0 Comments

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Many of you were touched by the story of Cody Halfpenny, a patient featured in an earlier blog post.  Cody was born with a congenital heart defect called transposition of the great arteries (TGA), which causes the main arteries of the...

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Calling all gamers! Extra Life is an innovative event open to anyone keen to make a difference for sick and injured children. By playing video games or board games for 24 hours and asking friends and family to donate to their...

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Tune in to Ocean Radiothon

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 16 April 2015 | 0 Comments

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  Over the last 13 years, Victoria radio station Ocean 98.5 has built awareness and raised funds for BC Children’s Hospital. Its efforts have been successful to say the least: to date, the Ocean Radiothon for Kids has raised more than...

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Celebrating Life Conference

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 8 April 2015 | 0 Comments

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Congenital heart defects are the most common congenital irregularities in children. About one in 100 newborns in Canada are affected – mostly, with no direct known cause.  Every two years, the Children’s Heart Network hosts a collaborative heart disease conference by...

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CAUSES Clinic

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 1 April 2015 | 0 Comments

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Grayson McGill and his family know firsthand the benefits of quick testing and results. Shortly after undergoing open-heart surgery to repair extensive defects, Grayson was diagnosed with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), a rare and potentially fatal metabolic disease that...

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A heart for Cody

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 31 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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Seventeen months is a long time to wait, especially for something as important as a new heart for your child. Cody Halfpenny was born with a congenital heart defect called transposition of the great arteries (TGA). TGA causes the main arteries...

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Sunjai raises the bar

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 30 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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How can you say no to a cute child with a chocolate bar? Dougie Luv of DougieDog Hot Dogs, famous for his $100 hot dogs, sure couldn’t. He purchased a chocolate bar from Sunjai Sharma for $100 last month. Five-year-old Sunjai...

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