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IWK Patients

Henry Duff, IWK patient

Henry Duff

Henry Duff was 14 months old when he was airlifted from his local hospital in Saint John, New Brunswick, to the IWK in June 2022. He was fighting a trifecta of common viruses and was in respiratory failure.

Marissa Gootjes

Marissa Gootjes

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.

Maggie Archibald

Maggie Archibald

Ever since her first menstrual cycle at age 12, Maggie Archibald, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, has struggled with debilitating pain.

Oonig (Oonie) Paul Ward & Jeff Ward

Oonig (Oonie) Paul-Ward

In 1996, Jeff Ward and his late common-in-law partner, Lori Ann Paul, gave the IWK a very special gift — a dreamcatcher.

Caleb and Ryker Pollard, IWK patients

Caleb and Ryker Pollard

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.