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Skylar Côté

“Mom and Dad, what do people see when they look at me?” It sounds like a simple question but for parents Marcel and Jill Côté, it was life-changing. It was the day they celebrated the birth of their daughter Skylar.

Watch Skylar's story.

The IWK Foundation is extremely privileged to share the stories of patients and families from communities across the Maritimes. Through the IWK Telethon for Children, the Foundation shares the spectrum of care and services the IWK Health Centre provides to Maritime patients—patients such as Skylar Côté. If you have any questions, or would like additional information or resources about the services the IWK provides on transgender health, please contact the IWK's Central Referral at 902-464-4110 or toll free at 1-855-635-4110 or visit prideHealth.


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