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The Queen Alexandra archives: Treating Island kids with artificial sunlight in the 20th century

This story is part of a new content series that celebrates the legacy of the Queen Alexandra Centre for Children’s Health, payi...
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Your donor dollars in action: Three pieces of equipment that help get Island kids moving

On any given day of the work week, dedicated service providers in the Early Intervention Program, at both the Queen Alexandra C...
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Why I give: How Jessica Milliken uses her creativity to fundraise

Above photograph: The first time Jessica held her niece Josie after she was born in 2015.   When Jessica launched her 10-po...
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By the numbers: What’s involved in lighting up Jeneece Place for Christmas

Every year since Jeneece Place first opened its doors in 2012, Adrian and Tracey D’Silva show up at the front doors of the home...
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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
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‘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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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...