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Stories

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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