One-year-old Paizlee Adams from Summerside, PEI is one of the many patients who have benefitted from the generosity of donors like you.
Paizlee was born at 22 weeks and six days gestation, weighing only one pound. She was immediately admitted to NICU North. Like many premature babies, Paizlee’s lungs weren’t fully developed and she needed a ventilator to help her breathe.
For three and a half months, Paizlee remained a patient in NICU North as she slowly gained weight and her lungs grew stronger.
This past winter, Paizlee’s family shared their story through a mail and email campaign in which we asked you, our donors, to help purchase a much-needed ventilator for the NICU. You answered the call! Through your generosity, the IWK Foundation was able to purchase a new ventilator for patients like Paizlee. Thank you!
Learn more about Paizlee's story at iwkfoundation.org/paizlee.
Through generous donations to the 34th IWK Telethon for Children on CTV, donors like you helped to support the purchase of three new patient beds. Beds are a fundamental piece of equipment; they are used by countless patients who rely on the IWK for care. One of those patients is Ronda Bamanga of Moncton, NB.
Living with sickle cell anemia, 18-year-old Ronda has been a patient at the IWK since he was a child. As part of his treatment, Ronda requires monthly blood transfusions and rests in a patient bed during his treatment. He will be on antibiotics for his whole life. Ronda receives care both in his hometown of Moncton, and at the IWK.
Learn more about Ronda's story at iwkfoundation.org/ronda.