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Meet our Miracle Weekend Youth Hosts

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 2 June 2017 | 1 Comments

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What would Miracle Weekend be without our incredible Youth Hosts who will speak about their own hospital experience and the impact your donations make on their lives and the lives of children like them? This year our broadcast, which takes...

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Helping to shed mental health stigma for BC kids

Posted by Tavia McQuay on 6 July 2016 | 0 Comments


Despite the heroic efforts in recent years to normalize the topic of mental health, the stigma remains; many believe that young people and children don’t, or can’t, suffer from mental illness. In fact, mental illness and emotional disorders, such as anxiety,...

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Photo: With help from their parents, BC Children’s Hospital patients and siblings reviewed artist applicants in a focus group held in May.  This past spring, artists from across Canada were asked to submit their interest to provide original art for...

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BC Children's Hospital Research Teams

Posted by Terra Scheer on 3 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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BC Children's Hospital houses incredible research teams hard at work conducting discovery, translational, and clinical research on childhood illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and genetic and immunity diseases. Working in close partnership with BC Children’s Hospital physicians many teams practice...

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Epilepsy Awareness Day

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 23 March 2016 | 0 Comments


March 26 is Global Epilepsy Awareness Day, or “ Purple Day.” Though there is no cure for epilepsy, you can play a part in raising awareness – just wear purple on Purple Day, March 26. Did you know that an...

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50 Years of Cystic Fibrosis Care

Posted by Dana Kelly on 13 January 2016 | 0 Comments


The BC Children’s Hospital is celebrating a major milestone: 50 years of clinical care for young patients living with cystic fibrosis (CF). Great strides have taken place since the clinic first opened its doors in 1965. At that time, most children...

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12 days of giving

Posted by Brittany Beaupre on 27 November 2015 | 0 Comments

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'Tis the season to take a moment and recognize all the wonderful people and experiences that have helped make your past year special. It’s also a good time of year to take part in fun family activities and to give...

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Caregiver Series: Analyn Perez

Posted by Dana Kelly on 25 November 2015 | 1 Comments

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Analyn Perez navigates the tight, overcrowded hallways of the Oncology Department at BC Children’s Hospital with ease. She’s been here countless times over the past 17 years. Perez, a procedure nurse, has one of the most challenging jobs in the department....

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When caregivers touch hearts

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 21 April 2015 | 0 Comments


Many of you were touched by the story of Cody Halfpenny, a patient featured in an earlier blog post.  Cody was born with a congenital heart defect called transposition of the great arteries (TGA), which causes the main arteries of the...

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Celebrating Life Conference

Posted by Bojana Nikolic on 8 April 2015 | 0 Comments


Congenital heart defects are the most common congenital irregularities in children. About one in 100 newborns in Canada are affected – mostly, with no direct known cause.  Every two years, the Children’s Heart Network hosts a collaborative heart disease conference by...

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