Sainte-Justine has always been guided by its love for children. We are there because of that. You are there for the same reason. Love. Many of us have caught the love bug, but we are hoping even more people come on board, so that Sainte-Justine can continue to pursue its mission of being an exceptional hospital centre that provides care on a human scale.
Today, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation unveiled its new ambassador, Guy A Lepage, a dad who will always be grateful to Sainte-Justine for twice saving his son Thomas. This announcement coincides with the launch of its Love is contagious campaign, which will be driven by a stirring, emotion-filled video.
A series of impactful photos highlighting what goes on every day in the hospital centre are set to the song La Maladie d’amour by Michel Sardou, sung by Ariane Moffatt, Martha Wainwright and the young voices of Clémentine, Thierry and Ariane, three of Sainte-Justine’s children. Featuring real patients and caregivers from the institution, it opens the doors to Sainte-Justine to help people understand the broader story that takes place within its walls. It reaches out to the hearts of people everywhere in Quebec, and even beyond.
In society there is nothing more important than the well-being and health of our children.
Recognition and respect for life
December 2016. Sainte-Justine became a part of the life of Guy A Lepage and his family for the first time when their 2-year-old son Thomas was admitted to the emergency room in a serious state. The diagnosis was severe cellulitis of the toe. Six months later, he was hospitalized a second time with Kawasaki disease. Both times, thanks to Sainte-Justine, Thomas made a full recovery.
I know love is contagious. I feel it when I see my children, when my heart is heavy because they are sick, but I also feel it all around Sainte-Justine. I’ve caught the love bug, and now it’s my turn to help it spread to as many people as possible.
Guy A Lepage
This contagious love for children is what drives us to give our best in order to offer the very best care for children. It takes hold of our heart and makes it grow bigger. It transforms us and does so much good, for both ourselves as well as those around us. It has become essential and of vital importance for all of Quebec’s children. Let’s spread the love together. Let’s make it go viral so that it touches as many hearts as possible.
Many of us have caught the love bug, but we are hoping even more people come on board, so that Sainte-Justine can continue to pursue its mission of being an exceptional hospital centre that provides care on a human scale.