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Hannah Mackenzie

In 2009, Hannah’s simple leg pains ended up being a devastating diagnosis of leukemia. During the months that she spent at the IWK receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Hannah developed a special bond with her oncologist, Dr. Bruce Crooks.

Hannah Mackenzie, IWK patient

My relationships really blossomed with the IWK staff. They truly became my second family.

~Hannah Mackenzie

Now 22 years old, Hannah is five years cancer free and was very proud to give back to the IWK in a special way - completing the ride of her life with the doctor who helped save it.

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Zaccari, IWK Patient


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…

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.