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  |   Island kids / Stories

Meet Island kid Talia: How this Comox Valley family receives critical support from Jeneece Place and Bear Essentials

Talia is described by her mom, Kelsey, as a happy and kind-hearted girl who loves My Little Pony and the Disney movie Moana. Ta...
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How a shift in the philosophy of care helped transform the lives of children and their families

This story is part of a series that celebrates the legacy of the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, paying tribute t...
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How your support helps Island kids like Cohen

Island kid Cohen is a bright light who is always excited to start the day. At 11 years old, he loves engaging with other kids t...
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  |   Stories / Updates

Jeneece Place: A decade of compassionate care for Island families

January 21, 2022, marked 10 years to the day since we opened the doors of Jeneece Place and began welcoming families of childre...
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Meet Elysia and her mom Rocio: How Jeneece Place and Bear Essentials have helped this Qualicum family

We’re all too familiar with the COVID virus, and you’ve heard of the Norwalk virus and the chicken pox virus, but have you hear...
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  |   Island kids / Stories

How Qwalayu House provided a safe place for this Port Hardy expectant mom travelling to deliver her first baby

When Port Hardy resident Angie was expecting her first little one, she was a bundle of different emotions. And when her midwife...
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How your support helps Island kids like Nathan

Nathan is a funny and friendly ten-year-old who loves building Lego and playing with his cousins. He also lives with a rare neu...
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How Bear Essentials and Jeneece Place helped this Tofino family

When Tofino couple Francis and Hanne made the journey to Nanaimo for a routine midwife appointment, the last thing they were ex...
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  |   Donor spotlight / Stories

Why Selwyn Wong is leaving a legacy of health for Island kids

Over the past two extraordinary years, as the hectic pace of the world slowed, we’ve had time to reflect on what matters most t...
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  |   Stories

Meet Kiera: How Children’s Health Foundation lightens the load for this Island student with complex health challenges

For most post-secondary students, their main worries involve finishing their coursework, studying for finals, and covering the ...
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How Bear Essentials supports the emotional wellbeing of these Island brothers with complex needs

For any new parent, adjusting to the role of parenthood can be challenging. Between helping care for her three brothers with Do...
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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....