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Children’s Health

Ronda Bamanga, IWK Patient

Ronda Bamanga

We first met Ronda Bamanga on the IWK Telethon for Children on CTV in 2008. Born with an incurable blood disorder, this young man has faced a great deal of pain throughout his life. Despite his health challenges, he’s been able to find what truly brings him joy in life.

Charlotte teBogt, IWK Patient

Charlotte teBogt

Shortly after her one-month birthday, Charlotte teBogt was sent to the IWK Health Centre where she was diagnosed with two heart conditions. She underwent urgent surgery to help repair her heart function.

Cooper Semrau, IWK Patient

Cooper Semrau

After feeling very unwell last year, Cooper was referred to the IWK Health Centre where he was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

Alyssa Rose, IWK Patient

Alyssa Rose

After experiencing frequent headaches and blurry vision, Alyssa was diagnosed with a tumour on her brain stem that required a complex surgery. The support of her school and the IWK Health Centre's Child Life team helped give her strength as she began her IWK journey.

Siena Bjurstrom, IWK Patient

Siena Bjurstrom

“We moved into the IWK on Mother’s Day 2018,” said Randa Crawford, mom to one-year old Siena Bjurstrom. That was the day she and her partner Dean Bjurstrom learned their baby girl had cancer.