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The Martin Family

When the Martin family received devastating news about one of their unborn twin girls, the IWK was there to support them as they discovered the positive in a very sad situation. The courageous decision that Amy and Brian Martin made gave two very sick children at the IWK a second chance at life.

Martin Twins, IWK Patients

The nurses were fabulous. They let me hear her heartbeat, hold her and spend time with our family.

~Amy, mom

Because of their generosity, their daughter Emily became the youngest organ donor the IWK had ever seen.

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