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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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Jeans Day 2015

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 27 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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Want to join thousands of people from around the province and wear your jeans to show your support for BC’s kids? Simply purchase a Jeans Day™ button for $5 or a lapel pin for $20 at a participating retailer and...

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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 | 4 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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