Eleven-year-old brothers Ben and Jiesheng first met in an orphanage in China where they formed an undeniable bond. When Jiesheng was adopted by Alicia and Joe Boutilier, it became clear to them that they needed to return to adopt Ben too.
We first met Ronda Bamanga on the IWK Telethon for Children on CTV in 2008. Born with an incurable blood disorder, this young man has faced a great deal of pain throughout his life. Despite his health challenges, he’s been able to find what truly brings him joy in life.