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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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Rory Pinkham, IWK patient

Rory Pinkham

Rory Pinkham is an incredible nine-year-old who lives in Summerside PEI. She has a wonderful family that surrounds her including her mom, dad and younger sister and brother. Rory has a smile that can light up any room, but her life has not been easy when it comes to her health. 
 

Addison Fisher, IWK patient

Addison Fisher

In the fall of 2019, Addison Fisher’s mother, Sarah, began noticing that her daughter seemed to be more accident prone than other kids her age. She didn’t understand why Addison was getting injured so easily.

Jody Ross, IWK patient

Jody Ross

Family is at the heart of the IWK and each family we meet has a unique and powerful story. The Ross family’s IWK story began nearly four decades ago when Jody was a toddler living in Cape Breton.

Madelyn Nichols, IWK patient

Madelyn Nichols


Madelyn Nichols was brought into the world at the IWK in September 2018.  After her birth, she was having difficulty breathing and was quickly taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to be stabilized and cared for. 

Cartoon drawing of a ventilator

Mickey MacDonald and Friends

Before the holidays, Mickey overheard an ad on the radio calling on listeners to support the IWK and its patients in their greatest hour of need. The IWK was urgently seeking critical care equipment.