Nine-year old identical twin sisters Kendra and Kinsey had to overcome incredible odds to survive. Since their premature birth nine years ago, the IWK has been their home away from home.
Kendra suffers from multiple gastrointestinal complications that are unusually severe. She has had 20 surgeries to help with her reflux and absorption of food. Throughout her many health challenges she remains remarkably positive and strong.
Kinsey has a mild form of autism, has only central field of vision and continues to struggle with seizures, tics, and fine-muscle control. Despite these and other challenges, Kinsey is thriving in school and is a happy and fun-loving girl.
In October 2016, Kendra and Kinsey were selected to represent the IWK as the 2017 Children’s Miracle Network Champions presented by Walmart Canada.