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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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 Eli Tasiopoulos, IWK patient

Eli Tasiopoulos

Parents Meredith and George Tasiopoulos never expected their baby boy, Eli, would have to spend 12 days in the IWK’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit when he was born in September 2014.

Evander O’Connel, IWK patient

Evander O’Connell

When Frances Waterman-O’Connell was pregnant with her son, she and her husband David discovered after an ultrasound at eight weeks which showed a marker indicating something that was not presenting as normal development.  As weeks went by, Frances had regular check-ups and the r

Frankie Hartlen Côté, IWK patient

Frankie Hartlen Côté

Frankie Hartlen Côté’s IWK journey began even before Frankie was born, when the IWK cared for Frankie’s mom, Krysta. Krysta was admitted to the IWK just over two weeks prior to Frankie’s arrival.

Tiffany Rouleau, IWK patient

Tiffany Rouleau

When you look at the joy that radiates from Tiffany Rouleau, you, as an IWK donor, should know the role you played in her happiness.

Braeden Lightfoot, IWK patient

Braeden Lightfoot

Most of us remember the feeling of graduating from high school and the excitement of thinking about what comes next.