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Mélissa Côté, mother and donor

I’ll admit I never imagined myself to be a mother who would need Sainte-Justine to such an extent. And I’ll admit I always thought these kinds of things happened to other people. This is our story, and I’d like to share it with you.


It was October 17, 2020. Thierry was riding his scooter in his hometown of Sainte-Hélene-de-Mancebourg, in the Abitibi region, on a way to a friend’s house. It was a brisk autumn evening like any other… until it wasn’t. Thierry was struck by an oncoming car. His life would never be the same again.

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

In his nine short years, Nathan has already had more than 1,000 stitches. He has a rare condition that has put his skin through the wringer over time. But your gifts are making a real difference and opening up a world of possibility for him.

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

In 2021, the opportunities for innovation in pediatric medicine are more mind-blowing than ever before. Stepping up our efforts to continue to offer the very best in patient care and research is essential. We have the power — and the collective responsibility — to transform this level of expertise and knowledge into promising new opportunities.

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

Bike rides, dips in the pool, campfires… now that summer is officially here, kids have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. At least, most kids. The ones who can’t, and their families, need your help.

Véronique Papineau, mother and Foundation's employee

Camille took her first steps between two chairs in a waiting room. Her first words were uttered pointing at the animals on the wall of a clinic hallway. As her mom who accompanied her to Sainte-Justine until she turned 18, I know that when illness strikes, it takes a village to heal a child.

Jacynthe Côté, chair of the Board of Directors at the Foundation

I had a pretty modest upbringing, but I grew up with a solid set of values. Charity became part of my life at a very young age. When you’re living in the country, helping others is essential. I have wonderful memories of collecting money for the Guignolée with my father and weaving blankets for families in need with my mother.

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

As her family left Brazil for Quebec, Julia was surprised to learn she was expecting another child. After years of stress and worry, she feared this tiny miracle might not come to be. Sure enough, only five months into her pregnancy, things started to go wrong, once again, when her water broke.