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Meet Our Heroes

IWK Heroes

When you give to the IWK Foundation, you are helping to change the lives of the women, children and youth who depend on the IWK.

We are honoured to share the stories of courageous patients, amazing caregivers and generous supporters who know the value of the IWK to the Maritime community.

Meet some of the people who bring the IWK to life every day.

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Clara Bea Jones, IWK patient

Clara Bea Jones

It was just after Clara Bea’s first birthday. As Clara’s mom, Amanda Jones, was making dinner, she turned around to check on her daughter and quickly noticed she was blue.

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Canadian Pacific

Incorporated in 1881, Canadian Pacific (CP) was formed to unite Canada and Canadians from coast to coast. The building of the railway is considered one of Canada's greatest feats of engineering, exemplifying the notion that when you put your heart into it you can accomplish great things.

Briannarose Lukow, IWK patient

Briannarose Lukow

In the middle of the pandemic, Briannarose Lukow began experiencing many different symptoms that mirrored COVID-19 – including fever, body aches and simply feeling unwell.

Liam Dukeshire, IWK patient

Liam Dukeshire

Baby Liam is what we call a heart warrior at the IWK Foundation. Before Liam was born the doctors noticed some abnormalities with his heart during a routine ultrasound.

Emily & Katie Reid, IWK patients

Emily & Katie Reid

In June 2020, Whitney and Matthew Reid along with their daughter Julie took the big leap of faith to move across the country from Saskatchewan all the way to Truro, Nova Scotia to take up their responsibilities as the Salvation Army Ministers in their community. Whitney was also expecting twins.