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IWK Patients

Aiden MacDonald, IWK Patient

Aiden MacDonald

Aiden MacDonald of Antigonish, Nova Scotia knows the devastating impact of mental illness. Struggling with depression he credits the IWK’s Mental Health team with helping him turn his life around. This is Aiden’s story of strength and courage.

Viyan and Zeen Ali, IWK Patients

Viyan and Zeen Ali

When the Ali family fled war-torn Syria, they had two very sick little girls. Not only did the family find refuge in Halifax, but the IWK gave sisters Viyan and Zeen a new chance at life.

Van Bernard, IWK Patient

Van Bernard

When Van Bernard of Halifax, Nova Scotia was eight months old, his family noticed he was not growing like he should and his gross motor skills were not developing.

AJ Gillis, IWK patient

AJ Gillis

AJ was only hours old when his heart started to fail.

Born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), AJ’s stomach and bowels were pushed up into his lungs and his heart was displaced.

Zaccari, IWK Patient

Zaccari

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 son’s life.