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  • Your support helps give life-saving treatment to children like Abby.

    May 4, 2016

    When Heather Pakkala was five months pregnant, an ultrasound revealed that her baby girl was likely to be born with a cleft palate or a cleft lip. Hearing this news helped prepare baby Abby’s parents, but even still the first few moments after she was born were shocking and confusing for the new parents. Fortunately, though, little Abby and her…


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  • Guild Greatness: How Volunteers Make a Difference

    March 31, 2016

    When something touches your life in a profound way, it’s only natural to want to give back. That’s what Bonnie Patenaude felt 36 years ago when she decided to join the Children’s Hospital Guild of Manitoba. “When our eldest daughter Arianne was little she had a heart condition and spent a great deal of time in and out of Children’s…


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  • Meet Dr. Brandy Wicklow

    March 7, 2016

    An interview with Dr. Brandy Wicklow, Pediatric Endocrinologist at Children’s Hospital, an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health, and a clinical researcher at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba. Type 2 diabetes is the fastest growing chronic illness in Canada. In 2010 the estimated cost of diabetes to the…


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