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Stories

Connor Poplar

Connor Poplar

In July 2015, Connor was diagnosed with Burkitt's Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, an extremely aggressive form of cancer that doubles in size every 24 hours.

Hallie McQuinn

Hallie McQuinn

For most people, eating a meal does not begin with math. However this is the reality for 11-year-old Hallie from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Hannah Harrington

Hannah Harrington

After her little brother's experience at the IWK, Hannah Harrington had a deep appreciation for how they "healed" her brother and decided she wanted to give back.

Caden Flynn

Caden Flynn

Caden is a 14-year-old IWK patient with big dreams. Diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was just a baby, this condition causes him frequent challenges with his muscle tone and mobility. He says living with a disability has opened more doors for him than it’s closed.

Gar & Bonnie Gillis

Gar & Bonnie Gillis

Gar & Bonnie Gillis are well known on the Island for their impressive bottle house village located in their backyard, and have accepted donations from visitors to donate over $10,000 to the IWK over the years.

Kyden Stevens

Kyden Stevens

Born with two holes in his heart and an abnormal heart valve, Kyden had his first heart surgery at just four months old.

Rowan Carver

Rowan Carver

Rowan's strength and determination to make his start in the world, along with his exceptional care team at the IWK's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), is the reason he is alive today.

Gabryelle Newcombe

Gabryelle Newcombe

At four weeks old, a sweat test at the IWK determined that baby Gabryelle had cystic fibrosis, a disease that affects the digestive system and lungs.

Grady Langford

Grady Langford

Julie had a relatively stress-free pregnancy with her daughter, Mila, but the arrival of their second child was quite different.

Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS)

Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS)

Members of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) demonstrated outstanding generosity when they came together to build a healthier community by supporting the IWK Health Centre with a $1.5 million donation.

Mary Theresa Ross

Mary Theresa Ross

Prior to working at the IWK Foundation, Mary Theresa Ross was a Foundation volunteer. However, her personal journey with the IWK actually began 30 years ago as the mother of a child with a serious illness.

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