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Meet Our Heroes

IWK Heroes

Meet some of our IWK heroes— courageous patients, exceptional caregivers and generous supporters— who know the value of the IWK to the Maritime community. They inspire us to ensure the IWK can continue providing the specialized care it's known for every day.

Use the filter below to view stories by hero type, location, or area of funding.

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Everly Breen, IWK patient

Everly Breen

Kaitlin was 20 weeks pregnant when she learned, during a routine ultrasound, that something was wrong with her unborn baby’s heart.

Satchel Tate, IWK patient, in his baseball uniform.

Satchel Tate

When Satchel Tate, 14, collapsed suddenly during his baseball game on July 30, 2022, his parents, Gord and Rebecca, never could have imagined it was because he had a stroke.

IWK patient, Baylee King

Baylee King

In 2018, Marlee MacNaughton and Shane King from Pictou County, Nova Scotia, experienced a devastating stillbirth. Months after receiving the go-ahead from doctors, Marlee became pregnant again.

Armbrae academy students at their IWK fundraiser

Armbrae Academy

For 30 years, Armbrae Academy, an independent school in Halifax, has been a dedicated supporter of the IWK Foundation through their Friends of the IWK Club.

Nathan Toner holding a cheque

Nathan Toner

Nathan Toner was inspired to raise funds for the IWK Foundation after he and his wife, Ashlee, had to take their newborn son, Myles, to the IWK’s Emergency Department in December 2021.