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We are passionate and dedicated to causes that matter to Canadian women. We believe that every child deserves a chance at a happy and healthy future. By partnering with Children's Miracle Network a national organization that offers community support, we are able to help improve the health and well-being of the children and families of our Customers.

Together, since 2007, we have directed

$1,035,930

to 12 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across Canada.

 

But this is just the beginning...you can help us make a miracle.

 

Every day, we are striving to help more kids to believe in miracles

Kacey's Story...

Age 3  

 

Three-year-old Kacey is friendly, likes the outdoors and loves pets. She is everything you would expect a toddler to be but has been through more than most adults will ever experience in a lifetime. Kacey was just a few days old when she was diagnosed with a critical heart condition.

 

Since then, she has bravely undergone multiple open-heart surgeries and countless procedures at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), all with her resilient mother, Katrina, her father Kody and her grandma by her side. Through it all, Kacey remained strong and determined. Despite the challenges that came with the pandemic, Katrina shares that the team at SickKids was warm and kind, and nothing short of amazing, making a challenging time in young Kacey's life a lot easier.

 

 

“SickKids went above and beyond to make sure she was comfortable and taken care of,” says Katrina.


Kacey is now thriving and loves spending time with her family, including her loving great-aunt Darlene, a Northern Reflections District Sales Manager!

But most of all, Kacey is an inspiration to everyone who meets her and proof that warriors come in all shapes and sizes. The strength, positivity and courage of her family, combined with the expert help she received from hospital staff at SickKids, have all contributed to making Kacey the happy, curious girl she is today.Because of your support, Kacey and children like her can receive the care they need to live happy, fulfilling lives.

 

Liam's Story...

Age 7  

 

Liam was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) weeks after he was born. It’s a disease that causes his body to produce thick sticky mucus that affects his lungs, pancreas, and other organs, and requiring him to receive care from healthcare professionals at McMaster Children’s Hospital and SickKids Hospital.

 

Liam and his family say they are incredibly grateful for the care and compassion they receive from Liam’s professional caregivers at both hospitals. They reflect on times like last year, when Liam developed a serious infection and was admitted to hospital, where the kind and caring staff were able to take a very scary situation and turn it into an experience that had Liam smiling and feeling very positive.

 

Liam loves going to the park with his friends, playing with Lego, and watching superhero movies. Plus, he is a HUGE fan of professional hockey, most notably the Toronto Maple Leafs and his favourite player Austin Mathews.

 

Like those around him, Liam is a giver with a kind heart who goes the extra mile to make the people around him happy. He also participates in many fundraising events as a “CF Warrior” to raise awareness for Cystic Fibrosis and has been featured on numerous television programs, including CTV News. Liam says he likes to spread joy wherever he goes.

 

Reflecting on his experiences, Liam also wrote a book called “Liam, Strong As A Tree”, and is using its proceeds to support one of his local children’s hospitals.

 

Emmy's Story...

Age 1  

 

Shortly after Emmy was born, she lost interest in feeding and was very lethargic. When Emmy started struggling to breathe, it became evident that she needed urgent help. Emmy's parents, Ryan and Bethany, rushed their baby to HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital, where the talented, caring medical team, began to treat her for bacterial meningitis.

 

The road to recovery was long and arduous for Emmy’s tiny body. With their baby hooked up to many tubes and machines, Emmy's parents took turns sitting at her bedside holding her tiny hand hoping for the best. As the days passed, Emmy experienced several seizures and suffered small strokes caused by the infection. While this situation alone was devastating, Ryan & Bethany had very limited support from family or friends due to Covid-19 restrictions and also juggled caring for their four year old daughter, Myla. Simple things like getting meals or running out for a breath of fresh air, were made more difficult with limited services and screening required each time they entered the hospital. The open terrace in the cafeteria provided a refuge and allowed the family to regroup and reset every day.

 

After a month long stay, Emmy was finally able to go home with her family. The quick actions of the emergency team saved Emmy's life. The close monitoring and attention that each department dedicated to Emmy allowed Ryan and Bethany to leave the hospital with Emmy in their arms. Emmy now sees a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and the Neurology Team to support her through the impact from the strokes that she suffered. Emmy is now a happy, active baby who is hitting all of her developmental milestones. She loves playing with her big sister, going for walks, jumping in her Jolly Jumper and getting tickled. “We are so thankful for the incredible Children’s Hospital team members that helped us on this journey, and for everything they do on a daily basis for all of the families in their care,” says Bethany.

Thank You Kyle!

 

Thanks to Kyle’s creativity, our dedicated Associates and generous Friends, Family and Customers alike, we are able to direct $13,311 to Children’s Miracle Network Member Hospitals in communities across Canada.

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Stella's Story...

Age 7 | Acute Myeloid Leukemia

 

It was back in December of 2016, just after Stella's third birthday, when she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Her family was shocked; hoping it was nothing but a lingering cold. Immediately, Stella began receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC). Over the course of four months, Stella received three rounds of intense chemotherapy along with multiple blood transfusions before being transferred to Toronto for a bone marrow transplant.

During Stella’s battle with cancer, Children’s Hospital truly helped her find ways to smile again, including visits from Ollie the Therapeutic Clown who gave her some medical glove balloons and good laughs. With the support and services from her oncology team and specialized health care professionals at Children’s Hospital, Stella was ready to go home in July 2017.

Today, superstar Stella is six years old and stands strong as a cancer survivor!

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