Family Stories

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Kaleigh's Story » 2019-Feb-28

Kaleigh was born with Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down Syndrome. This meant Kaleigh immediately began receiving care from George Jeffrey Children’s Centre as an infant. She has continued making weekly visits for over a decade. Kaleigh’s care started with Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy was eventually added to the roster. Cindy (Kaleigh’s mom) fondly shared, “We have always been impressed with the level of service we have recei ...

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S├ębastian's Story » 2018-Nov-08

Moving and Proud. This is Sébastian's Story. After a normal pregnancy, Sébastian arrived right on time in January 2013. We were excited, happy, and lucky to be home within two days. As time quickly passed, we learned Sébastian had severe reflux and would cry as if in pain during tummy time. Then by the six month mark he was not yet&nb ...

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Sarah's Story » 2018-Aug-29

CONFIDENT AND SMILING -  This is Sarah’s Story:  Sarah is a very active, bright, confident, and always smiling 10 year old girl. She enjoys hiking, cheerleading, girl guides, and helping with the alter service at her church. What someone may not know is that Sarah has lower limb Cerebral Palsy. ...

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Hanna and her family » 2017-Oct-17

How family-centred care helps make lives better. Hanna was a big baby. During her delivery she experienced some complications that left her with a brachial plexus injury – damage to the network of nerves that sends signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand. “Her left arm wasn’t moving. It looked like it was just hanging there,” recalls Hanna’s mother, Jacqui. Jacqui and her husband, Craig, were in touch with ...

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Max's Story » 2016-Nov-02

Being a first time parent is an overwhelming thought. You are excited and frightened at the same time of the responsibility that is ahead of you. You are sure you have done everything right and then unexpectedly something goes horribly wrong. Just a few days before Max was born we had a normal ultrasound and the next thing we were suddenly in the hospital. Max arrived by an emergency c-section due to a serious complication of pregnancy which greatly affected him.  ...

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News

Driving Down Barriers To Care

In an effort to alleviate barriers which prevent some clients from attending appointments at the Cen ...


Centre's New CEO Embracing the Role

George Jeffrey Children’s Centre was excited to announce Tina Bennett as the new Chief Ex ...


Celebrating Georges Market and Celebrations

George’s Market and Celebrations has been a staple in Thunder Bay for decades as a family ...


Two New Physiotherapy Bicycles

Every child deserves the care free experience of riding a bicycle. That’s why our Foundation w ...


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Events

Thunder Bay Comedy Festival

Thunder Bay Comedy Festival Get ready for a week full of laughs as Thunder Bay gets ready to host t ...


Burger Month at Apple Chiptole

Apple Chiptole's wants to help give back to the kids in our community. All month long they will be d ...


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