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Stories

Howard & Judy Murchison

Howard & Judy Murchison

Howard & Judy Murchison, of Summerside, PEI, know first-hand the impact of having the IWK Health Centre close to home. Their grandson, Parker, was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2010. 

Jim Drover

Jim Drover

In November 2014, Jim decided to leave a gift in his will to the IWK Foundation. This gift is in honour of Sam Jangaard,the son of a dear friend and IWK Foundation employee, Kim Farmer.

Liam Willman

Liam Willman

At only three-years-old, Liam Willman from Chester, NS has endured five open heart surgeries as a result of a condition that affected the development of the left side of his heart.

Alyssa Sippley

Alyssa Sippley

The story of strep bacterial patient, Alyssa Sippley, has touched people around the world.

The Van Donkersgoed  family

The Van Donkersgoed family

The IWK immediately became an important part of their life. Recently, the IWK was there to help the Van Donkersgoed family through the most challenging time of their lives and continues to support them as they honour the memory of their daughter Sarah.

Kendra & Kinsey Fader

Kendra & Kinsey Fader

Nine-year old identical twin sisters Kendra and Kinsey had to overcome incredible odds to survive. Since their premature birth nine years ago, the IWK has been their home away from home.

Andie Grant

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.

Travis Kennedy

Travis Kennedy

Nineteen-year-old Travis knows the devastating impact of mental illness. Intense feelings of anxiety and hopelessness prevented him from attending school and functioning in other social settings.

The Martin Family

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.

Max Martin

Max Martin

After being admitted to the IWK’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Max was diagnosed with a rare life-threatening auto-immune disease.

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