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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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Andie Grant, IWK Patient

Andie Grant

Andie’s family became very concerned when she developed foot pain that would not go away. It was so severe that for months she was not able to do what she loves most – dance.

Martin Twins, IWK Patients

The Martin Family

When the Martin family received devastating news about one of their unborn twin girls, the IWK was there to support them as they discovered the positive in a very sad situation.

Hannah Mackenzie, IWK Patient

Hannah Mackenzie

In 2009, Hannah’s simple leg pains ended up being a devastating diagnosis of leukemia. During the months that she spent at the IWK receiving radiation and chemotherapy treatments, Hannah developed a special bond with her oncologist, Dr. Bruce Crooks.

Connor Poplar, IWK Patient

Connor Poplar

In July of 2015, Connor's parents knew that something was wrong with their son. He wasn't interested in his usual activities, and his face was swollen near his eyes.

Mackenzie Joy, IWK patient

Mackenzie Joy

Ten year old Mackenzie Joy of Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia, has a unique view of the world and has discovered a way to share it – through the lens of her camera. After receiving a Nikon camera for Christmas, Mackenzie quickly mastered its settings and started capturing images.