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Children’s Health

Lilianne Savoie, IWK Patient

Lilianne Savoie

When ten-month-old Lilianne began to walk, her parents noticed that something just wasn’t right.

As she grew, her hip began to make a clicking noise. She was referred to the IWK where she was diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Mya Williamson, IWK Patient

Mya Williamson

Mya was the 2018 Change Challenge Hero. She began fundraising for the IWK when she was three years old when she brought all of her piggy bank money down to the live Radiothon broadcast.

Dorothy Grant, IWK Supporter

Dorothy and Bill Grant

Dorothy Grant and her husband Bill were devastated when their 11-year-old son David passed away as a result of a rare neurological disease. But today, almost 35 years later, David’s memory lives on at the IWK because of a legacy gift the Grant’s made in his honour.

Closeup of a child colouring

Child Life

The Child Life team at the IWK is made of Child Life specialists, a therapeutic clown named Buddington, and a music therapist who aim to make a patient’s experience at the IWK less stressful.

Katherine Simpson, IWK Patient

Katherine Simpson

Katherine Simpson was born at 32 and a half weeks gestation via C-section at the IWK. Immediately upon birth the care team recognized several abnormalities in her – Katherine had one ear different than the other, her chin was small and she had 12 toes.