Annie Bérubé, a member of the Future Fund, is committed to helping care for the young patients at Sainte-Justine for as long as she can.
Intensive Care Unit: Passing Through, For Life
A stay in the ICU isn’t something anyone forgets. The experience often leaves a lasting mark on children and their families. But a team of clinician investigators is working to find answers on how to help young patients come to terms with their time in intensive care, both during and after hospitalization.
Sainte-Justine and the Power of Youth
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.
Interview with Mrs. Mirella Saputo
"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.
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.
ByeByeAllergies: The Domino Effect
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.
The Tree of Life
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.