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  • Conner and Brody

    Meet Conner and Brody

    July 2, 2014

    Having one child diagnosed with cystic fibrosis would be a lot for a family to handle, but the Lechocki family have two children with the disease. Cystic fibrosis is the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults, and currently there is no cure. It can cause various effects on the body, but primarily impacts the digestive…

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  • Arianna

    Meet Arianna

    June 2, 2014

    Nicole Hartleb didn’t think anything was wrong until her husband, who’s a nurse, told her she had to get to her doctor right away. It turns out that Hartleb had preeclampsia, high blood pressure during pregnancy, which can be dangerous to both mom and baby. Fortunately for Hartleb she works at Health Sciences Centre and was able to make it…

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  • Abby

    Meet Abigail

    April 30, 2014

    Having to go to chemotherapy treatment for a year is difficult on anyone, especially when the patient is a child. Seven-year-old Abigail Stewart was diagnosed with multi system langerhans cytosis when she was four- years-old. Multi system langerhans cytosis, where Abigail’s white blood cells were eating away at her bones, acts like cancer and is treated like cancer, but isn’t…

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