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Island kids like Nathan need your help this holiday season

In the midst of her second healthy pregnancy, Island mom Laura was caught off guard when she went into labour at only 34 weeks....
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How your support helps Island kids like Cohen

Island kid Cohen is a bright light that is always excited to start the day. At 10 years old, he loves engaging with other kids ...
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Give Island kids a home away from home & keep families together this Thanksgiving

Island youth Abigail is all too familiar with doctors’ offices, ambulance rides, and the surgical unit at the hospital. At only...
Bear Essentials family - Payton
  |   Island kids / Stories

How Bear Essentials supports the mobility and independence of Island kid Payton

Island mom Shannon has big hopes and dreams for her eldest daughter, Payton. The outgoing and energetic four-year-old loves swi...
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How Bear Essentials has helped this Island family overcome isolation

To say the Stuckenbergs are a busy family would be an understatement. Between their newborn son, Louis, two-year-old daughter, ...
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Meet the Thompsons: The importance of a home away from home in Campbell River

Already parents of two boys, Courtenay-based couple John and Melissa felt well prepared as their daughter’s due date approached...
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Meet Lucas: How Bear Essentials is a lifeline for families of Island kids with complex needs

Island kid Lucas is a happy little guy. Like many other five-year-olds, he loves learning at school, playing with his brother, ...
Island family - Acheson
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Meet Island kid Emmett: Why this Salt Spring Island family gives back to Jeneece Place

For fifth-generation Salt Spring Island resident, Becky and her husband Dane, fishing is a way of life. And after their middle ...
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How Jeneece Place was a lighthouse in a storm for this Okanagan family

When Summerland residents Mark and Erin were expecting their first child in 2012, they never would have predicted that their so...
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Meet Ephraim: How Jeneece Place helped this Island family welcome their micro-preemie son

Before becoming a father, Island parent Scott described himself as being ruled by logic over emotion. Now that he is a parent, ...
Jeneece place 9th anniversary
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Celebrating Jeneece Place: Nine years of providing a home away from home for Island families

Since its opening in 2012, Jeneece Place has provided a home away from home for thousands of Island families to stay while rece...
Island family - Sim Family
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Why these Tim Hortons store owners support the health of Island kids

For Victoria residents, Kelly and Shaun, giving back to their local community at their four Tim Hortons store locations is a pe...