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IWK Patients

Bruin Pothier, IWK patient

Bruin Pothier

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 Beazley, IWK Patient

Canon Beazley

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.

Ethan Hackney, IWK patient

Ethan Hackney

When Ethan Hackney’s parents, Jenny and Paul, discovered that their two-week-old baby needed surgery for a common digestive issue, they never imagined it would be the best thing that’s ever happened to them. 

 Eli Tasiopoulos, IWK patient

Eli Tasiopoulos

Parents Meredith and George Tasiopoulos never expected their baby boy, Eli, would have to spend 12 days in the IWK’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit when he was born in September 2014.

Evander O’Connel, IWK patient

Evander O’Connell

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