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Gabriel’s Story

March 29, 2015 will remain in my memory forever. On that day we were introduced to hell and then embraced by CHEO and their wonderful team.Picture of Gabriel

My eight year old son Gabriel was rushed to CHEO after an accident where he suffered burns to 40 percent of his body. Dr. Malic and all the nurses in the emergency room, operating room and 5 East were just amazing. They saved him and helped me live a new way of life -- the life of a mother of a burned child.

Gabriel has been my rock along with the staff, physiotherapists, OT and child life team who helped us get pass this horrible accident.

There are not enough thank yous that can be said. We came home only a couple of months after the accident, but Gabriel will continue to be seen as an outpatient. We will be taking a summer break from CHEO's outpatient physiotherapy until August when we will return for more skin grafting. My family is grateful for all the hard work everyone at CHEO does from the medical team to the housekeeping team. We are eternally grateful for everything and everyone.

Catherine Sands

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