In March 2017, Jayda - an athletic and active then eleven-year-old - became ill with a fever and started vomiting. The next day when she began wheezing, Jayda’s parents, Lisa and Brent, rushed her to the IWK emergency department.
Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
In December 2016, then 10-month-old Violet McInnis was diagnosed with an extremely rare cancer—infant acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Instead of being at home with family, Violet spent her very first holiday season critically ill at the IWK Health Centre.
When young Mackenzie bumped her head during a bout of the flu, the virus started to affect her body in an unusual way. As time went on, the symptoms of her flu infection seemed to worsen so her father brought her to the emergency department at the Georges Dumont Hospital in Moncton, NB.
In early 2014, Kristen Brown of Fredericton, New Brunswick was pregnant with twins – a boy and a girl. During her 18-week ultrasound an issue was detected with her unborn son Asher’s heart. A trip to the IWK determined that Asher had two heart defects and would need surgery after his birth.