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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 ...
Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week 2021
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Tim Hortons annual Smile Cookie Week raises more than $39,000 for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s home away from home, Jeneece Place

Victorians have a sweet tooth and a generous heart. It’s a winning combination for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Is...
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How the Lisa Huus Bursary is helping this BC student become an advocate for those with complex needs

In speaking with university student Ella, her determination and passion for making an impact become immediately clear. At only ...
Bear Essentials family - Payton
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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...
Children's Health Foundation opens Qwalayu House
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Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island opens Q̓ʷalayu House

After years of preparation, Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island CEO, Veronica Carroll, cut the ribbon to officiall...
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When pigs fly radiothon nets over $62,000 for Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island’s Q̓ ʷalayu House

Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island set its When pigs fly radiothon fundraising goal at $50,000, but the Campbell ...
Marco Dixon - Lisa Huus Bursary
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Meet Marco: How this BC student channeled his complex health challenges into his career purpose

For Lisa Huus Bursary recipient Marco Dixon, artistic expression is a way of life. Brought up by a fashion designer and a music...
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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, ...
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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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A conversation with Manda Roddick: Using complex health challenges as a catalyst for social change

In speaking with PhD candidate Manda Roddick, her resilience and passion for making an impact become immediately clear. In addi...
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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...