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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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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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News

Thank You - The Soapbox Races Were a HIT!

A BIG Thank You goes out to everyone involved with the 15th Annual Soapbox Races. Together we raise ...


Thank you RBC Royal Bank for your volunteer efforts and generosity!

Local RBC representatives stepped forward in December to help deliver Christmas trees as part of Geo ...


Thunder Bay Community Foundation makes specialized care more accessible

The Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) program at George Jeffrey Children’s Cent ...


7th Annual Black Bay Walleye Invitational Supports Foundation

This year marked the 7th Annual Black Bay & Bob Simpson Memorial Walleye Invitational hosted by ...


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Events

Soapbox Races This Weekend

Ready - Set - Roll The 15th Annual Soapbox Races take place this Friday & Saturday at Waverly P ...


Carter Hutton Hockey Package Raffle 2018

MNP is proud to present the Carter Hutton Hockey Raffle Package in support of George Jeffr ...


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