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Sophie Brochu, mother

At 6:00 the following morning, the doctor told us we had to go ahead with the birth. “The heart rate of one of your daughters is dropping too much. We could lose her – we have to get them out.”

Catherine Rowe, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

This National Philanthropy Day I salute every individual with courage and commitment who shows they care, who collaborate with others in donating, volunteering or working to help causes that improve people lives and strengthen our communities.

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Keep balance

Marisol Aubé, mother

They put a catheter into his arm and he received his first doses of insulin. INSULIN. The word I had come across a few times in my science and history classes, the Canadian discovery, was what would keep our son alive, hour after hour, and for the rest of his life.

Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine

To look at him, you’d think Joseph was a healthy kid, like any other. But from a very young age, a sword of Damocles has hung over his head: Joseph has several severe and potentially fatal food allergies.

Ludovic Sibiude, father

Lou and Zoé arrived too early – way too early – and weren’t ready to face the outside world. But they were lucky enough to be born in the beautiful city of Montreal and, better yet, at Sainte-Justine. For me and my wife, for all four of us, this is our second home. Our second family.

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

For Dr. Andelfinger, teaching is about helping students help themselves. It means appealing to their independence and to their critical and creative spirit, in addition to providing the best training.


The Look of Love

Fondation CHU Sainte-Justine

Youri is 7 years old. For several years, he was under the care of nurse clinician Marie-Claude Levasseur. The heartfelt emotion and one-on-one connection you can see in this picture exemplifies the spirit of personalized patient care at Sainte-Justine.

CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation

They became acquainted with Sainte-Justine in 2016, as the parents of a sick child. On September 4, they discovered what happens behind the scenes that makes everything possible.