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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.

For media inquiries, please email mediarelations@bcchf.ca.

Apr 17, 2020

The new (virtual) reality of care

It’s your child’s birthday. Normally, she would have a party with her closest friends and family. This year, however, is different. She’s far from home, recovering from surgery in the hospital. But what if you could visually transport her to that birthday party? With the power of immersive technologies—including virtual and augmented reality—it’s possible.

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Apr 17, 2020

Turning hardship into hope: Jan Rooks

Jan Rooks was known for her big heart. She loved music, hiking, friends and family. Most of all, she loved the children she helped, working as a cardiac nurse at BC Children’s Hospital. She was known by colleagues and patients alike as someone who went out of her way to help families during their most difficult times.

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Apr 17, 2020

Turning hardship into hope: The Primrose Family

It didn’t take long for a beautiful summer afternoon in 2010 to become one that David and Cindy Primrose will never forget. While visiting relatives in BC, their 11-year-old daughter Natalie was out horseback riding when she was thrown to the ground and stepped on by the horse. Natalie was immediately rushed to the emergency department in Mission—but her injuries were so severe that she needed to...

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Apr 17, 2020

Turning hardship into hope: Stephen Sander

Stephen Sander was just a teenager when the 1947 partition of India led him to lose everything—his family, the chance to go to school, and life as he knew it. As a refugee, it was a very challenging time that was filled with adversity. But it was during these years that Stephen discovered something profound: how a small act of kindness can change a life....

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Apr 17, 2020

The future of pediatric orthopedic care

A decade ago, if children tore or sprained their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)—one of the key ligaments in the knee—they would either have to stop sports or wait until they stopped growing before getting it reconstructed. This could take years and would impact any aspects of their daily lives. Fast forward to today, and surgeons at BC Children’s can now safely reconstruct a child’s ACL while they’re growing—allowing them to get back to their favourite activities sooner than...

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