SickKids Foundation
03/26/2017 at 19:59. Facebook
Today is #PurpleDay. Visit the Epilepsy Resource Centre from AboutKidsHealth to learn about epilepsy, including what causes seizures and what different seizures look like.

Epilepsy Resource Centre - AboutKidsHealth
SickKids Foundation
03/25/2017 at 13:55. Facebook
In 1908, Florence Charters became the first social service nurse at SickKids. Criss-crossing the city to care for patients and families in their home, Florence and her team became the pioneers for outpatient visits. Learn more: [ Link ]
SickKids Foundation
03/24/2017 at 23:25. Facebook
Thanks to Samsung Canada, SickKids patients and their families will have a new space to heal and spend time together while being treated at SickKids. The Samsung Space will provide patients with an immersive play space where they can explore, connect and create with Samsung technology, helping them miss home a little less while in hospital.
SickKids Foundation
03/23/2017 at 20:45. Facebook
What better way to acknowledge #NationalPuppyDay than to celebrate the furry friends making an impact at SickKids. Meet Enzo, a PetSmart Charities of Canada Paws for Hope therapy dog who brings comfort and support to patients at the hospital. Last year, Enzo also helped SickKids by taking part in The Great Camp Adventure Walk, and he let us tag along for the day.
SickKids Foundation
03/22/2017 at 23:50. Facebook
Fiona So, with SickKids International, reports in on what she’s doing to help build capacity in paediatric care in China. Fiona really does go above and beyond – she’s made a commitment that will take her back and forth from SickKids to China for the next five years.
Interested to learn how today’s nutrition choices are impacting the growth and development of children? SickKids experts will explore this topic during a free event on Tuesday, March 28 at the Hard Rock Cafe Toronto. We hope you’ll come out and join the conversation! #NutritionMonth

Food Fight: How nutrition trends are changing the way we eat
Let’s rally around SickKids kid Helena, who was named as SickKids’ 2016-2017 Children’s Miracle Network Champion presented by Walmart Canada! This weekend, she will join Champions from across Canada at a celebration in Ottawa. Inflate a balloon online to show your support for Helena and kids like her. #BalloonsForChampions
#TBT to 1914 when SickKids commenced operations of its historic pasteurization laboratory to supply poverty-stricken families and their babies across Toronto with certified bacteria-free milk. The first of its kind in Toronto, the laboratory allowed the Milk Modification Department to successfully pasteurize up to 200 gallons of milk per day. This supply was incorporated into the meals of the...
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Dr. Jim Drake, Chief of Paediatric Neurosurgery at SickKids, goes above and beyond by performing life-altering surgeries for children around the world. Children like Ximena Flores Martinez, from El Salvador, whose benign brain tumour gave her seizures. When asked about helping patients outside of Canada, who wouldn’t otherwise have access to the treatment they need, Dr. Drake says, “it touches...
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#NutritionMonth advice from AboutKidsHealth: The kitchen is the best place to help your child develop positive eating habits and a balanced attitude towards food.

Promoting positive eating habits - AboutKidsHealth
#SickKidsVS Kidney Disease

In SickKids’ battle against childhood kidney disease, Dr. Robinson is flanking it from both sides. She attacks it both in the hospital room and the research lab. As a clinician-scientist, she works tirelessly to discover innovative ways of treating kidney disease at the cellular level, as well as to apply that learning in caring for her patients.

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On this International Women’s Day, we’d like to take the opportunity to celebrate some of the amazing women who are working together to impact the health of children around the world.

Stories | International Women's Day | SickKids Centre for Global Child Health
Staff from SickKids go above and beyond to improve the health of kids worldwide. Meet Jane Stuart-Minaret, Nurse Educator, SickKids Centre for Global Child Health. She shares what she has taught, and what she’s learned, in two stints in Ghana.
On March 4, an unforgettable evening of glamour, gaming and giving took place at the fourth annual Glitter to benefit SickKids. Thanks to everyone who joined us at the Arcadian Court and helped to raise $325,000 in support of the redevelopment of an Operating Suite at the hospital.

To see photos from the evening, visit our Flickr gallery: [ Link ]
Every year, nearly 7 million children around the world die from preventable diseases. We are devoted to helping as many of them as possible. Through initiatives like training 1,500 nurse specialists in Ghana by 2025, enhancing screening and early detection for children with cancer in the Caribbean, and the Herbie Fund which helps bring children to SickKids for procedures not available in their...
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Leonard and Valerie are making an impact in Southern Africa through their roles as project managers for our exciting partnership with the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust in Johannesburg. Meet them: [ Link ]
A generous donation to SickKids Foundation from The Kadey Family Charitable Trust will fund a training and education initiative that is a collaboration between SickKids and the new Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa. This donation will train paediatric specialists, bring fellows to SickKids, supply administrative know-how, and much more. Our most sincere thanks to...
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SickKids | SickKids-South Africa partnership helps build capacity for Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital
At 11 months of age, Rian was diagnosed with AADC deficiency, a rare disorder that affects the brain’s ability to produce certain neurotransmitters and affects the development of motor skills.

Meet Rian and learn more about the recent grant awarded to SickKids that will establish a national initiative to advance rare disease research and patient care. #RareDiseaseDay

SickKids Stories | Grant to establish national initiative advancing rare disease research and patient care
Meet Kathy, a Nurse Practitioner working in the Heart Transplant Program at SickKids, and learn why she has been honoured multiple times through the SMILE program. [ Link ]
An international research network aimed at personalizing medicine for children with arthritis is receiving a boost in funding after being awarded an $8 million grant. Co-led by Dr. Rae Yeung of SickKids, the network will use the funds to develop genomic tests and individualized therapies for children living with arthritis in an attempt to treat children quicker, more efficiently and with fewer...
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Personalizing approaches to treating childhood arthritis