Cupid struck on a commuter bus between Nuns’ Island and downtown Montreal. Christian and Benoit, two young professionals and inveterate bookworms, started up a conversation about what they were reading to pass the time. Everything fell into place from there. Today, 25 years later, to mark that fateful day, they have decided to make arrangements for a planned gift in their wills.
Kids for kids: students from private schools across Quebec are joining forces to support the Sainte-Justine Youth Tree of Lights.
As we celebrate National Philanthropy Day, I would like to pay tribute to all those who are committed to protecting children’s health. Because during the pandemic and beyond, we can still keep building bigger and better. Together.
Living His Best Life
Ten years. That’s how long Yannik was expected to live. But he’s been beating the odds ever since he was an infant. Today, he is living his best life.
From Anger to Love
Shedding 45 pounds at 15 years old was anything but normal. The other girls would ask me for tips on how to get skinny, but I wouldn’t answer them. All I wanted to do was scream, “Something’s really wrong!”
A Tiny Life Saved In Utero
Have you ever been told to follow your intuition? Marie-Pier did and, between that and your donations, it helped save her daughter’s life – before she was even born. Only 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Marie-Pier found out that Emmy had an accumulation of lymphatic fluid around her lungs.
Camille and Her Three Hearts
At only 13, Camille has already experienced life with three different hearts. She was born with dilated cardiomyopathy, and while waiting for a suitable donor organ, she had a Berlin heart – a revolutionary ventricular assist device that has saved hundred of young lives at Sainte-Justine – implanted. And in April 2020, she received her “real” heart, the one that would get things back on track.
More than two decades ago, the physicians at Sainte-Justine took steps to actively invest in the hospital’s educational mission through personal investments to the Academic Fund. This past year, they donated a record $2 million plus, an amount that has been increased by the Foundation's other donors, representing more than $2.5 million for the training of up-and-coming medical professionals.