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Hank & Clyde Cameron

Hank & Clyde Cameron

Born at just 31 weeks gestation, Hank and Clyde Cameron spent more than two-months growing stronger in the IWK’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Thanks to the highly specialized care they received, these tiny twins have made incredible progress and are now back at home. Let’s meet these strong-willed brothers.

Eva Lee Girard-Gagne

Eva Lee Girard-Gagne

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.

Mia LeBlanc

Mia LeBlanc

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.

Mackenzie Allain

Mackenzie Allain

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.

Lauren Whiteway

Lauren Whiteway

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. 

Alexis Fletcher

Alexis Fletcher

Alexis was a kind, sensitive and free-spirited teenager who cared deeply about those around her. She was a talented dancer, enjoyed drawing and was loved by her family and friends.

Madeline Hollis

Madeline Hollis

Then two years of age, Madeline was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and would need to travel to the IWK Health Centre immediately for further testing and to start treatment. 

Ella Elkins

Ella Elkins

In early July 2016, a fall off a bleacher landed five-year old Ella Elkins, then of Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, in her local hospital. She was rushed to the Janeway Hospital in St. John’s with what appeared to be a brain hemorrhage.

Asher Brown

Asher Brown

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.

UPS Canada

UPS Canada

On September 14, 2016 the IWK Foundation celebrated the outstanding generosity of UPS Canada who presented a donation of $130,470 for the IWK’s redevelopment of its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Carter Theriault

Carter Theriault

Weighing only one pound 15 ounces at birth, baby Carter from Mineville, Nova Scotia made his debut into the world 14 weeks early, at just 26 weeks gestation.

Hospitality Human Resources Committee

Hospitality Human Resources Committee

HHRC is a powerhouse fundraising team! Through auctions, raffles, trivia nights, bake sales, 50/50 ticket sales, softball tournaments and support from many great sponsors, HHRC has raised over $450,000!

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