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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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Colin's Story » 2015-Jan-06

Colin Cook was welcomed into this world in 1998 but unfortunately experienced complications at delivery and had to be resuscitated.  A short 14 months later he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). CP is a term used to describe a collection of disorders caused by abnormal brain developmental or complications at birth. CP causes problems with muscle tone, movement, balance and co-ordination. Symptoms and effects range from mild to severe and are normally evident soon after birth.  ...

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Tyler's Trek » 2014-Nov-17

Tyler Rissanen was born in 2002. He spent his first seven days in the NICU. When Tyler was four weeks old, his pediatrician referred the family to George Jeffrey Children’s Centre to address the weakness on his left side and concerns around the size of his head. At eight weeks old, he started receiving therapy at the Centre attended weekly for five years receiving occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy achieving almost full range on his left side. He continues to receive ...

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Mia's Story » 2014-Sep-03

She can light up a room with her smile. Mia may not be able to walk, speak, or feed herself, but this sweet little six year old lights up a room with her smile. Mia has Cerebral Palsy (CP). CP is a term used to describe a collection of disorders caused by abnormal brain development or damage to the brain that occurs around the time of birth or early in life. CP causes problems with muscle tone, movement, balance and coordination. Symptoms and effects range from mild to severe. In some ...

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Jordyn's Journey » 2014-Apr-09

Jordyn’s journey at George Jeffrey Children’s Centre (GJCC) began in 2003 at the young age of one. Jordyn’s parents were told that she had a Genetic Disorder resembling Crouzon Syndrome; a genetic disorder characterized by the premature fusion of certain skull bones. This early fusion prevents the skull from growing normally and affects the shape of the head and face. Tests confirmed that it was not Crouzon Syndrome, but a rare undetermined genetic disorder. Jordyn’s t ...

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7th Annual Black Bay Walleye Invitational Supports Foundation

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Family Fun Fair 2017

George Jeffrey Children’s Centre and George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation hosted Family ...


Hometown Heroes Children's Charity Golf Classic a Success!

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