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.
Born weighing a mere 650 grams, Olivia was tiny and fragile-looking. But her journey since has been larger than life.
A Breath of Hope
Asthma is the most common chronic disease among children in Canada, but it has many repercussions on both the child suffering from it and its parent. Chantal walks us through her daughter’s story and the impact that her meeting with a pediatrician-researcher in asthma had on their life.
Standing Strong and Proud
Émylou will be finishing Grade 6 in June. Thanks to the support of her family, her orthotic and prosthetic technician, Élyse, and the teams at Sainte-Justine, she is ready to take on the world and pursue her dreams with courage and dignity.
An Extraordinary Breakthrough
We recently made a major medical breakthrough. We pulled out all the stops for little Lyana, whose chances of making it past her second birthday were a mere 20%. Our dedicated team rolled up their sleeves… and found a solution that saved her life.
Our Mount Everest
Autism. The word still echoes in my ears, so loudly it’s almost deafening. How could we wrap our heads around the fact that our older daughter, Maëlle, who was only two at the time, had a life-changing condition that the medical community is only now beginning to understand, a full 15 years later.
Coinciding with the upcoming and much-anticipated launch of the Pediatric Rehabilitation Technology Park, the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation is proud to unveil the Mélio Fund’s new brand identity.
Fire in His Belly
Jean-Sébastien Martel is not your average runner – or your average firefighter, for that matter. The father of a 2-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, he recently made up his mind to run in full firefighting garb to raise money (and awareness) for the children of Sainte-Justine.