Bon Voyage Rana Family
Our Champion Child, Hans Gabriel Rana, and his family are on the trip of a lifetime! Joining other Champions from Children's Hospitals right across Canada, he is part of the Champions presented by Walmart Canada program – a Children’s Miracle Network program that honours remarkable children who have triumphed despite severe medical challenges. Follow his great adventures, below:
Update from Friday, November 7
Our Champion Child, Hans Gabriel Rana, and his family are getting ready to leave on their Champions across Canada trip tomorrow morning, and I couldn't be more excited for them! We wish Hans and his family the best possible time as they travel to Toronto tomorrow to meet up with the 11 other Canadian Champion Children, and then onto Walt Disney World in Florida to connect with the 50 American Champion Children. I'm sure it will be an experience the Ranas will never forget.
To get them ready for their big trip, Walmart Canada gave the family a gift card to use at any Walmart to purchase their travel accessories. Hans has assured me he is equipped for this trip with his new bottle of hair gel.
Update from Thursday, November 14
I had the privilege of traveling to Toronto with the Rana family and was able to partake in all the wonderful events planned for the Canadian Champion children.
What an exciting day the Canadian Champions had in Toronto! First they enjoyed a lunch on the 57th floor of the TD tower provided by Canoe overlooking the CN tower and the rest of the city. Then the trip took them to Ripley’s Aquarium where they had the pleasure of meeting Ben Mulroney and Adam van Koeverden. Ben took the time to interview everyone while Adam let every child wear his Olympic medals. Both guys felt truly inspired and honoured to meet all 12 Champions.
The families then continued to tour the Aquarium where they spotted sharks, sting rays and jelly fish. Hans’s favorite underwater animal was the endangered Sawshark.
The next day the group traveled to Walmart Heartland for a store celebration. The staff greeted them in style and provided everyone with a pizza lunch.
Now their adventure continues as they travel to DisneyWorld in Orlando Florida…..
Champions presented by Walmart Canada program
Hans is part of the Champions presented by Walmart Canada program – a Children’s Miracle Network program that honours remarkable children who have triumphed despite severe medical challenges. BC Children's Hospital Foundation welcomed Hans into the Champion program on October 15, if you missed it, read more about his celebration event.
To learn even more about Hans, check out his video story.