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Children’s Health

Brennan and Liam Callaghan, IWK Patients

Brennan and Liam Callaghan

Twin brothers Brennan & Liam Callaghan of Stratford, Prince Edward Island were born at only 28 weeks. They spent four months in the IWK’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to receive the highly specialized care they needed to grow and survive. Let’s meet these tenacious brothers.

Viyan and Zeen Ali, IWK Patients

Viyan and Zeen Ali

When the Ali family fled war-torn Syria, they had two very sick little girls. Not only did the family find refuge in Halifax, but the IWK gave sisters Viyan and Zeen a new chance at life.

Van Bernard, IWK Patient

Van Bernard

When Van Bernard of Halifax, Nova Scotia was eight months old, his family noticed he was not growing like he should and his gross motor skills were not developing.

Zaccari, IWK Patient

Zaccari

Born with a rare and life-threatening kidney disease, Zaccari needed a kidney transplant to survive. In February 2018, his mom received the call that would save her son’s life.

Logan Gibb, IWK patient

Logan Gibb

When Logan’s mom Jean was pregnant, she found out there was a 50/50 chance the baby would inherit her condition; Pfeiffer Syndrome. It’s a genetic condition where the soft spots of the skull fuse together before birth, affecting the growth of both his skull and mid-face.