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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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Arauco Canada Ltd Team members, IWK Supporters

Arauco Canada Ltd

Arauco Canada Ltd has been a longstanding supporter of the IWK Foundation, making their first donation twenty-four years ago in 1997.

Bruin Pothier, IWK patient

Bruin Pothier

The Pothier family never expected to welcome their third child into the world during a global pandemic. They also never expected that their baby boy would require life-saving care in the IWK’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

 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

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.