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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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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.

Andrew Leitch, IWK Patient

Andrew Leitch

Can you imagine being so fearful of unknown germs that you became confined to your bed? Sadly, that was the reality for 18-year-old Andrew Leitch.

Ronda Bamanga, IWK Patient

Ronda Bamanga

We first met Ronda Bamanga on the IWK Telethon for Children on CTV in 2008. Born with an incurable blood disorder, this young man has faced a great deal of pain throughout his life. Despite his health challenges, he’s been able to find what truly brings him joy in life.