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Away from home with a preemie: How Jeneece Place saved the holidays for one Nanaimo family

In 2015, Robyn Hewer and her husband, Jackson, were prepared to cancel their holidays entirely. It was just one week before ...
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Seasonal events to attend that support Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island this holiday season

The holiday season is just around the corner, and you can make plans to enjoy the festivities and give back at the same time! W...
Island kid Lucy
  |   Island kids and families / Stories

‘I love Lucy’: A Victoria family’s journey through cleft lip and palate diagnosis and treatment

Danielle Green learned her family’s life was going to change during her ultrasound at 18 weeks pregnant. Physicians detected he...
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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  |   Island kids and families / Stories

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...