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Grace Disney, IWK patient

Grace Disney

When Grace developed bruises on her legs that wouldn’t fade for weeks and began to get sick frequently, her parents, Nicola and Bruce, became concerned and took her to their family doctor, who immediately ordered blood tests.

Methuli Sonnadara, IWK patient

Methuli Sonnadara

When Meuni became pregnant for the first time, she knew there would be some unknowns about what to expect, but nothing could prepare her for what would happen early on. 

Kai Matthews

IWK BforKai Trust

Kai Matthews was only 19 years old when he tragically and suddenly passed away from meningitis B (MenB) on June 1st, 2021. MenB is a very serious bacterial infection. It is the most common and deadly strain of meningitis and can be fatal within 24 to 48 hours after the onset of symptoms.

Ryder Stuthard, IWK patient

Ryder Stuthard

Brenda was 28 weeks pregnant when she was admitted to the IWK in September 2020 after being diagnosed with preeclampsia. It’s a serious blood pressure condition that can develop during pregnancy and cause many complications, which it did.

Maci Martin, IWK patient

Caden Landry and Maci Martin

Sindi Lee, a mother of four children, knows all too well what it’s like to almost lose a child. Twice in her life, two of her four children have faced life-threatening emergencies and needed critical emergency care.