An avid horseback rider and teacher, brimming with warmth, and always positive. And a beautiful soul. This is how Aisha’s family will always remember her.
Here—in one single place—you can keep a pulse on the latest that’s happening to advance children’s health care. You’ll see how fundraising dollars are being spent and learn about some of our most recent strides.
Since retiring, Harry Kroeker has added 32,788 kilometres to his odometer driving precious cargo. As a volunteer with the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society (VCDS), he dedicates up to four days a week driving patients of all ages to and from their cancer appointments.
COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic that’s disrupting the lives of children and youth across BC. After the virus caused widespread lockdowns and turned our lives upside-down, mental health care requests for kids skyrocketed, creating a “shadow pandemic” with effects that could linger long after pandemic restrictions have lifted.
It was a trip to Siberia that triggered Bob Nath’s love for volunteering.
Mining for Miracles, the BC mining industry’s long-standing fundraising campaign for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, launched its 2022 campaign in support of BC Children’s Hospital’s Cellular and Regenerative Medicine Centre (CRMC), the first of its kind in Western Canada.
Pioneer, groundbreaker, passionate leader. Dr. J. Mavis Teasdale exemplified each of these qualities and more.
At the start of 2020, the Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) were preparing to host their annual SHINE Mother’s Day Tea fundraiser, benefitting BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. But they were dealt an unexpected blow just weeks before the big day: COVID-19 forced the event’s cancellation.
Every year, about 50,000 Canadians, including children, will die suddenly because of a cardiac arrest. And 10 per cent of children with certain heart rhythm disorders are at high risk for sudden cardiac arrest—a condition where the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating and, if not treated within minutes, is fatal.
When Lisa Greczmiel’s youngest son developed strep A, she was shocked at how quickly the disease became serious.
On June 6 of 2021, three-year-old Ophelia laced up alongside her dad, AJ Delisle, to participate in the province-wide RBC Race for the Kids—a momentous occasion for any child so young, but especially for one who was born with Bartter syndrome, a rare kidney-related condition.
BC Children's is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to children
kids visited the hospital for specialized pediatric services last year
researchers on our campus work tirelessly to discover new treatments
"Blayke may never be able to conquer Turner syndrome fully, but she fights every day to make sure it doesn’t stop her from being her." — Cassandra, Blayke's momBlayke's story