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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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Dade's Journey » 2016-May-06

Looking at Dade run around the playground with his peers you would never think he has had to overcome some big hurdles in life.  He happily runs around playing tag, laughing and joking with his friends. However his start in life was more than a little bumpy.  Dade was born on October 28, 2010.  After a perfectly normal pregnancy, his entry into the world was far from normal. After 4 hours of active labour it was decided that I would go for an emergency C-section. We were advise ...

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Meet Liam » 2015-Nov-17

My husband and I met when we were very young; we both knew that we would not consider having any children until we had a good foundation built for ourselves. After being together for 10 years, getting married, buying a house, having decent employment we knew we were ready.  Sometimes though, life doesn't follow your ideal path. It took us nine years to get pregnant. We were over the moon, oh the things we can to pass down to this little person!  Once our son, Liam, was born ...

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Karlie's Story » 2015-Jun-03

“I never thought it would happen to us, and truthfully I didn’t know anything about the George Jeffrey Children’s Centre.” - Susie Splett Karlie Splett was born April 25, 2003, and began to experience seizures at 15 months. In the summer of 2005, the seizures became progressively more frequent to the point that they could occur 45 times a day. After two surgeries, Karlie was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia. Cortical dysplasia ...

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Teija's Story » 2015-Mar-13

On November 17, 2008 my husband Brian and I were very excited about the birth of our first child, a little girl, we named Teija June Lawson. Teija was born with Down syndrome, one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities, that causes both developmental and physical delays. The birth of your first child is a nerve racking experience for any new parent, but when you are told that your daughter will have special needs, you are faced with even more worries and fears.  The support ...

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DeBrusk Family and Mr. Lube Give Back Again

DeBrusk Family and Mr. Lube Give Back Again The DeBrusk Family, owners of the Mr. Lube locations in ...

Hometown Heroes Children's Charity Golf Classic a Success!

The 2nd Hometown Heroes Children’s Charity Golf Classic hosted by Carter Hutton raised an incr ...

Carter Hutton Hockey Package Raffle

HOCKEY RAFFLE TAKES A NEW DIRECTION George Jeffrey Children's Foundation and George Jeffrey Childre ...

Foundation Welcomes Steve MacDonald as New Executive Director

The Board of George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation is honoured to announce Steve MacDonald as t ...

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2017 Soapbox Races Another Great Success!

Thank you! The generous support of our sponsors, participants, volunteers, donors and vendors made t ...

14th Annual George Jeffrey Children's Centre Soapbox Races

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