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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 donors 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

A mother holding a baby boy with a soother in his mouth. The words Heart Warrior overlay the image.

Colton Jacque

When Colton Jacque was born, his parents Brandy and Fred anticipated meeting their happy, healthy baby.

Zarkechavari Triplets, IWK patients

Zarkechavari Triplets

After a seven-year, heartbreaking journey of trying to expand their family, Shannon and her partner Kian learned they were pregnant – with triplets! “To say we were shocked would be an understatement,” said Kian.

Paizlee  Rose Adams, IWK patient

Paizlee Rose Adams

When an ultrasound revealed that Emily McCardle of Summerside, PEI was nine and a half weeks pregnant, she was shocked. Having been told by her doctor five years earlier that she likely couldn’t have children, this was news she never expected.

Ben & Jiesheng Boutilier, IWK patients

Ben & Jiesheng Boutilier

Eleven-year-old brothers Ben and Jiesheng first met in an orphanage in China where they formed an undeniable bond. When Jiesheng was adopted by Alicia and Joe Boutilier, it became clear to them that they needed to return to adopt Ben too.

Olivia Mason, IWK Patient

Tammy and Barry Mason

Life for Tammy and Barry Mason changed drastically when their daughter, Olivia, was diagnosed with cancer. Since that day they've developed a strong connection with the IWK Health Centre.