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Thanksgiving Day in 2017 began as an ordinary day for the Gootjes family of Quispamsis, New Brunswick. After a hockey practice and a family dinner, their oldest daughter, Marissa, went to a friend’s house to watch a movie.
Ever since her first menstrual cycle at age 12, Maggie Archibald, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, has struggled with debilitating pain.
In 1996, Jeff Ward and his late common-in-law partner, Lori Ann Paul, gave the IWK a very special gift — a dreamcatcher.
When Hilary and Robbie Pollard’s son, Caleb, wasn’t gaining weight and had trouble feeding at three months old, he was referred by his family doctor to a local pediatrician in Prince Edward Island.
In early 2020, Ava Hamilton, who was then 16, started to have persistent nausea that would worsen after she ate something.