Island kids Jane and Annie Rose
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Home away from home Jeneece Place provides sanctuary for Pender Island family

In August of 2017, Leah and Austin Davies were living a happy life on Pender Island with their seven, and soon to be eight, chi...
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Cecily’s story of resilience and the importance of a place like Foundry

[Please note: This story contains content that may not be suitable for all audiences, including people who have experienced tra...
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Preemie twins and Cerebral Palsy: How the Children’s Health Foundation helped support this West Shore family

They were born 14 weeks too early – identical twin boys, facing a lifetime of challenges. At first, Tracey and her husband, ...
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Supporting a Campbell River family far from home

A 60-minute ultrasound appointment is still the single-worst hour of Brian’s life. Brian and his wife, Ricci, looked at each...
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Funding possibilities: An interview with Luka Garvin

Starting post-secondary education is no doubt a challenging time for many young people. There are the pressures of cramming in ...
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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Children's Health Foundation of Vancouver Island has been investing in the health and wellness of Island kids like Cohen, Graci...
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Bringing care to the community

At 10 years of age, Samuel’s hearing issue was finally treated. Although Megan Williams, audiologist, had assessed Samuel at hi...
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Giving back to brighten family spirits

Adrian and Tracey D’Silva have been brightening children’s lives for 12 years through their unwavering generosity to Children’s...
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A safe place for youth mental health

There’s a youth mental health crisis across Canada. It’s no different here on Vancouver Island. One in five youth are curren...
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A brighter future for kids like Gracie

Mark and Lisa brought their daughter Gracie home from an orphanage in China when she was 16 months old. She was suffering from ...
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Meet Noah! Check out Nanaimo Family Magazine’s article about one of our very special Bear Essentials recipients

Check out the latest issue of Nanaimo Family Magazine! We are so pleased to have Noah Thompson, one of our Bear Essential recip...
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Meet Ryker…

Ryker is a three-year-old boy whose story we shared with you in our most recent direct mail. Ryker's story is an excellent exam...