The Pothier family never expected to welcome their third child into the world during a global pandemic. They also never expected that their baby boy would require life-saving care in the IWK’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Canon’s journey with the IWK began in March 2021. Eleven-year-old Canon was experiencing severe stomach pain, so his parents decided to take him to the IWK. Over the next two days Canon underwent many tests and scans, where a mass was found on one of his kidneys.
When Frances Waterman-O’Connell was pregnant with her son, she and her husband David discovered after an ultrasound at eight weeks which showed a marker indicating something that was not presenting as normal development. As weeks went by, Frances had regular check-ups and the r