Friday, November 2, 2012

Sick Kids - You've Got it!

Today I had the fortunate/unfortunate opportunity to be at Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.  Unfortunate because my daughter needed some tests done but fortunate because we have access to such an amazing facility.

This week the Hospital for Sick Children launched a new fundraising campaign.  They put together the following video which I believe really captures the heart and soul of Sick Kids. 


Although it was a bit daunting to be sent to Sick Kids it was an overwhelmingly amazing experience.  From the moment we walked in the door we could feel the love and dedication of every staff member working there.  They are there to help our children, to support their families and to make sure that each child feels special, included and safe while they are there. 

It was poignant for me to be there with my daughter as she took in the faces of the children around her and realised why they were there and that unlike herself, most of them wouldn't be going home after their tests. 

My kids and their friends are putting together a fundraiser at the end of the month.  They had already chosen the Hospital for Sick Children to be the beneficiary but I now think that my daughter especially will understand the impact her effort can make. 

I hope that no one who reads this will ever need the services of the Hospital for Sick Children.  I hope that everyone who reads this will take time to make a donation; big or small.  Knowing that we have such an amazing place waiting for us should we need them is such a peace of mind. 

To all the staff at the Hospital for Sick Children - You've got it!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

 

Share your stories of how the Hospital for Sick Children has impacted your life!

4 comments :

  1. Great cause. I donate a portion of the proceeds from every sale to Sick Kids.
    Gillian

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    1. What a huge gift you're giving! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I hope your daughter is ok. I certainly support Sick Kids and all the great work they do. They are angels.

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    1. Hi Julie, Thanks so much. They really are angels. She has had a rattly chest for about 2 years now and they are just trying to identify why. Nothing too serious I don't think. Glad to have the best of the best checking her out.

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