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Meet Our Heroes

IWK Heroes

Meet some of our IWK heroes— courageous patients, exceptional caregivers and generous supporters— who know the value of the IWK to the Maritime community. They inspire us to ensure the IWK can continue providing the specialized care it's known for every day.

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Claudie Comeau, IWK patient

Claudie Comeau

In May 2008, Claudie was only a month old when her parents, Christianne and Ronald, brought her to their local hospital because of a cold, fever and swollen belly.

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.

Elliana Snow, IWK patient

Elliana Snow

Baby Elliana and Baby Louella were born at 25 weeks to proud parents Rachal Deevey and Jesse Snow. Each baby weighed nearly two pounds and they were admitted to the IWK’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Both girls required support to help them breathe.

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.