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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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Anabelle Cormier, IWK patient

Anabelle Cormier

At the very start of December 2017, Anabelle Cormier was brought into the world and was seemingly a healthy baby.

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).

Canon Beazley, IWK Patient

Canon Beazley

Canon’s journey with the IWK began in March 2021. Eleven-year-old Canon was experiencing severe stomach pain, so his parents decided to take him to the IWK. Over the next two days Canon underwent many tests and scans, where a mass was found on one of his kidneys.

Ethan Hackney, IWK patient

Ethan Hackney

When Ethan Hackney’s parents, Jenny and Paul, discovered that their two-week-old baby needed surgery for a common digestive issue, they never imagined it would be the best thing that’s ever happened to them.