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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.

Find a Hero

Whixley Hannah, IWK patient

Whixley Hannah

Sarah and Mike Hannah from Prince Edward Island were a couple heading into one of the biggest adventures of their lives, becoming parents for the first time! They were extremely excited and looking forward to what was to come!

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.