At eighteen months old, Eva Lee’s behavior changed virtually overnight. She stopped talking, stopped using utensils and started using her hands to eat. Her parents initially thought her behavior was out of jealousy toward her new sibling, but her symptoms continued to worsen.
The Maritime community was first introduced to Mia in 2011, when she was three years old. During a regular check-up, her doctor felt a mass in Mia’s tummy. She was immediately admitted to the hospital in Moncton where it was discovered that she had a tumor on her kidney.
When young Mackenzie bumped her head during a bout of the flu, the virus started to affect her body in an unusual way. As time went on, the symptoms of her flu infection seemed to worsen so her father brought her to the emergency department at the Georges Dumont Hospital in Moncton, NB.
In 2012 when Lauren began high school in her hometown of Moncton, NB, she started to experience symptoms of Selective Mutism (SM), an anxiety disorder that left her unable to speak in specific situations. Soon, Lauren’s SM progressed to the point where she could only speak at home.
In early 2014, Kristen Brown of Fredericton, New Brunswick was pregnant with twins – a boy and a girl. During her 18-week ultrasound an issue was detected with her unborn son Asher’s heart.
The story of strep bacterial patient, Alyssa Sippley, has touched people around the world.
After being admitted to the IWK’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Max was diagnosed with a rare life-threatening auto-immune disease.
In 2013, Chloe Davis wasn't feeling well. Tests at the IWK Health Centre confirmed her parents' worst fears - Chloe had cancer.