SickKids Foundation
02/22/2017 at 00:25. Facebook
Meet Myrna Neiman, her granddaughter Sara, and her son Jeff. The Neiman family became proud supporters of SickKids after Sara was born and diagnosed with a cardiac condition. Myrna shares her family story.

“Some children are very beautiful; some are very clever; and some are very talented. I got it all rolled into one – that’s my granddaughter. Her name is ‘Sara’, S-A-R-A. When her beautiful...
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SickKids Foundation
02/19/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
Planning to take part in some outdoor activities this Family Day weekend? Even though it might feel spring-like in many areas, our friends from AboutKidsHealth would still like to share a few friendly reminders to help you stay safe while enjoying the outdoors. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Family Day long weekend!

Outdoor Winter Safety: Staying Safe During Winter Activities - AboutKidsHealth
SickKids Foundation
02/18/2017 at 16:30. Facebook
Today is National Battery Day (yep, there really is such a thing!). We thought we would take the opportunity to acknowledge our supporters from Duracell for powering smiles and imagination by sharing a video they developed with our SickKids kids and staff over the holidays.
SickKids Foundation
02/17/2017 at 23:55. Facebook
On behalf of SickKids patients like Evelyn, thank you for joining the fight for children’s health at SickKids by ordering a SickKids Lottery ticket. If you haven’t ordered your ticket yet, you have until Midnight, March 10 to do so. SKLL#8437 50/50LL#8441 CalLL#8442

SickKids Lottery: Meet Evelyn

When you purchase SickKids Lottery tickets, you help kids like Evelyn.

SickKids Foundation
02/17/2017 at 00:55. Facebook
#SickKidsVS Jadon’s Broken Heart

In October 2014, Sara and Steph and their four children arrived in Vietnam to bring home the little boy who would be joining their family through adoption.

They were well aware that their soon-to-be son, Jadon, had undergone treatment for a severe congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot, and were under the impression that his heart had been...
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We are thrilled to announce the Chinese Initiative, which launched in January 2014, surpassed its goal of $2.5 million and achieved a total of $3.8 million raised in support of neonatal care at SickKids.

The Chinese Initiative’s next fundraising goal of $5 million will support the new SickKids Greater China Partnership. Thanks to the Chinese-Canadian community for your generous philanthropic...
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UPDATE: Thanks to all of the wonderful people who shared their heart during our live stream. We received over 500 hearts in 8 minutes and, in the process, crashed the computer of our social media manager :) Thanks everyone for your support and to Vaughan Mills for the donation!

Share your heart with SickKids this Valentine’s Day. For every heart reaction we get during our Live Stream, Vaughan...
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How is SickKids changing the future of congenital heart care?
SickKids researchers are helping congenital heart patients thrive from before birth to old age. Using genetics and precision medicine techniques, our scientists are developing ways to see which patients are at risk of complications later in life and identifying personalized therapies to prevent further health issues. #CHDAwareness
The Grey Cup made a stop at SickKids! Thanks to Nolan MacMillan of the Ottawa REDBLACKS for dropping by Marnie’s Lounge yesterday to hang out with some of our SickKids kids and their families.
Warm two hearts – that of your loved one and also a child at SickKids – by giving #GetBetterGifts this Valentine’s Day. Through the gift of Valentine’s Day Arts & Crafts Supplies, you will help fund the Art Therapy program at SickKids and encourage children to take their minds off treatments, surgeries and tests, so they can focus on just being a kid again.

Valentine's Day Craft Supplies
Last Thursday, the puck dropped at our second-annual Bubble Hockey Night for SickKids presented by RBC Capital Markets. The event, which was held at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Maple Leaf Gardens, raised $230,000 in support of SickKids. Thanks to all who attended!

To see more photos from the event, check out our Flickr album: [ Link ]
Photo credit: George Pimentel Photography
“You see straightforward ones and complex ones, and Xavier was one of the most complex ones.” Dr. Glen Van Arsdell, Head of Cardiovascular Surgery at SickKids, explains how developing a 3D model of Xavier’s heart helped surgeons see exactly what they were dealing with before they went into surgery.

Doctors use 3D-printed hearts to prepare for surgery on children
A team of researchers from SickKids, Einstein College of Medicine and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Hospital took a closer look at the genetic variations that may be contributing to one of the serious side effects of chemotherapy; bone toxicity. #WorldCancerDay

Novel research finds genetic explanation for bone damage among survivors of childhood cancer
98.5% of our heart surgery patients survive. That's a true achievement. But an operation is just the beginning of a patient’s journey.
Today, for World Play Your Ukulele Day, we want to bring smiles and friendship to those who need it.

Introducing, for the first time, SickKids’ own 3 Ukuteers!

- Dr. Michael Apkon, President and CEO, The Hospital for Sick Children
- Ranger Ray, Therapeutic Clown
- Chris Viney, Executive Director of Legal Services, The Hospital for Sick Children
February is Heart Month. Thanks to advancements taking place at SickKids, 98.5% of heart surgery patients survive. Advancements like 3D printed hearts, a world-leading initiative that allows surgeons to not only see the most complex heart defects before they operate, but to rehearse techniques before they even enter the operating room.
Our SickKids kids had a great time hanging out with the Toronto Raptors yesterday! Thanks to the team for visiting!
Our clown family has grown! Our therapeutic clown brothers are thrilled to welcome their sister Soleil to SickKids! Soleil has travelled across the ocean from the sunflower fields in France to join us in Toronto.

Soleil loves adventure and her latest one is living here amongst the locals of SickKids. She likes the sun so much that she sleeps in a hammock in the sunniest parts of the hospital...
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It’s our good fortune you support SickKids. May this Year of the Rooster continue to bring good fortune. Happy New Year.

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster by joining us at the Arcadian Court on March 4 for the fourth annual Glitter. Enjoy an evening of glamour, gaming and giving in support of SickKids. [ Link ]