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Dr. Marianne Beaudin, Pediatric Surgeon, Chief of Traumatology Services

Every morning as I start my rounds, the Sainte-Justine Youth Challenge sign I see on the door of the trauma surgery unit reminds me just how much of a difference hundreds of young people have made in the lives of our patients. The $5-million commitment to the Centre of Excellence in Trauma Care wraps up this year, but it will continue to have an impact for decades to come.

Nicolas Tremblay

Lou-Anne has a very strong and very special connection with her father: his kidney is now her kidney. And it has saved her life.

Thank you! -  on your sleeve  

Interview with Mrs. Mirella Saputo

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

"What’s important to us is keeping our feet firmly on the ground and making a concrete difference in the lives of patients and their families. It is crucial for the good of our entire community to promote innovation and collaboration in the healthcare sector." Interview with Mrs. Mirella Saputo, following a major announce of a $10 M gift from the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation to Montreal's four leading pediatric institutions. 

Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine

This outstanding gift – the largest to date for the Mirella & Lino Saputo Foundation – will enable CHU Sainte-Justine, its Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre, the Montreal Children’s Hospital and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada to join forces and help children with musculoskeletal disorders and their families.

Achievement -  Profile  

ByeByeAllergies: The Domino Effect

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

When her son, Olivier, was diagnosed with a peanut allergy at 18 months old, Sophie Beugnot went into “solutions” mode. She hoped to desensitize him to the life-threatening allergy before he reached his teens. The problem was that the treatment he needed wasn’t yet offered in Quebec.

Profile  

The Tree of Life

India Desjardins

How else could she explain to her daughter, who was born with hepatic fibrosis, a heart defect known as tetralogy of Fallot and adrenal insufficiency, and who underwent her first open-heart surgery one month after her birth, everything she would have to go through to stay alive? Giving her a visual to hold on to was a big help.

Joannie Dupré Roussel, mother

Over time, my anxiety and guilt have given way to the joy of getting to know you and watching you grow. I am now a mother, your mother, with a mix of nurse, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and nutritionist thrown in for good measure. The extraordinary has become ordinary. 

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

Born weighing a mere 650 grams, Olivia was tiny and fragile-looking. But her journey since has been larger than life.