Family Stories

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Darius' Story » 2019-Sep-05

Darius spent a few months in critical care and underwent many surgeries which delayed his development. He was only a few months old when he was referred to George Jeffrey Children's Centre. Darius has a unique case. He was diagnosed with Down Syndrome, which has challenges including low muscle tone and other developmental issues. However, Darius also has Neurofibromatosis type 2 (NF2) which constantly causes Dariu ...

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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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News

Reaching New Heights

The Foundation was pleased to help align donor passion and support with bringing lower height adjust ...


Creating More Comfortable Environments

George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation was proud to help align donor support to bring light filt ...


Thank You DeBrusk Family

We want to thank the DeBrusk Family and Mr. Lube for their ongoing support and leadership! The DeBr ...


Stanley Cup Visits George Jeffrey

Robert Bortuzzo, defenceman on the St. Louis Blues NHL team, celebrated his Stanley Cup win with the ...


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Events

Tour of Italy Fine Dining Fundraiser

Tour of Italy Fine Dining Fundraiser Join us for a very special night at The Blue Door Bistro as th ...


Smile Cookie Week Sept 16-22

Smile Cookies at Tim Hortons are BACK! This year, the annual Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign runs ...


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