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Roman Sawa, IWK patient

Roman Sawa

In 2020, Roman Sawa’s family noticed he was self-conscious about his body after he started pulling on his shirts to stretch them out. Roman’s behaviour towards food and exercise also began to change. He became fussier about what he was eating, and he started running.

The Cushing Family

The Cushing Family

In 2020, Elizabeth Cushing and her husband, Stephen, were overjoyed to discover they were pregnant with their first child – a daughter they named Ruby.

Anotipa Mugara, IWK patient

Anotipa Mugara

When Ruvi and Nash’s first child, Anotipa (Ano) Mugara, was born prematurely at just 27 weeks and 4 days, he weighed only 1 pound 14 ounces.

Erin Després and Elle Gray, IWK patients

Erin Després and Elle Gray

In February 2022, Erin Després and her partner, Chad Gray, welcomed a healthy and beautiful baby girl named Elle.

Ainsley McIsaac, IWK patient

Ainsley McIsaac

For first-time mom Stephanie McIsaac, the experience of pregnancy was new and a rollercoaster of emotions and physical changes like many first-time mom’s experiences.