Saturday, March 11, 2023
Kshitij is a chatty, tech-loving teenager. For more than ten years, Kshitij has also been part of an international clinical trial for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Along with monthly IV infusions and weekly tests, Kshitij has built a strong community of support.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Nicko was born with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, and had his first surgery at two days old. Despite 16 years of medical challenges, Nicko has decided to dedicate his time to helping other kids like him. Nicko doesn’t let anything hold him back and he loves music and playing basketball.
Thursday, March 9, 2023
After an accident at age 9, Keira underwent specialized burn treatments at BC Children’s Hospital. Today, Keira is a remarkable, resilient young woman who is empowered to share her story with others.
Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Armin speaks four languages and has a passion for learning. In July 2020, Armin was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma. His last treatment was in December of 2020 and he’s been in remission since then. He has monthly checkups, but he is happy to be back playing soccer and basketball.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Pacey is an unstoppable kid who loves hockey, and recently scored four goals in one game. Since 2017, Pacey has had 34 surgeries for intestinal failure, including the removal of his colon.
Monday, March 6, 2023
After a premature birth at 32 weeks, a kidney transplant at 19 months, and another at 8, Matthew has spent a lot of time during his childhood at IWK. Happily, today he is feeling the best he ever has, and is enjoying gaming, swimming and playing with his twin brother, Ben.
Sunday, March 5, 2023
Diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at just five years old, Abigale has proven she is stronger than strong! After 828 days and 203 hospital appointments Abigale finally rang the Bell of Hope. Now, she’s returning to her favourite activities such as singing, dancing, and riding horses.
Friday, March 3, 2023
After a six-year journey with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, including a bone marrow transplant, today Nyah is in remission. An active golfer and gamer, Nyah aspires to be an oncologist herself one day.
Thursday, March 2, 2023
Open-heart surgery at six-days old, followed by other procedures and ongoing care over the years, have allowed Éloïse to focus on doing the things she loves. She’s especially passionate about music – both singing and playing the piano.