Eleven years ago my son Maxim was born pre-maturely in Gatineau.
Your CHEO transport team came and carefully brought him to CHEO where he received the best care in the world. He spent a month in your NICU and there were times that I wondered if my son would survive. With the care he received from the nurses and doctors in the NICU, he got stronger everyday.
He is now a healthy, thriving 11 year old boy…pitcher for his Moustique “A” baseball team that recently went to the provincial championships representing Western Quebec. I have attached a photo taken in your NICU 11 years ago and another one recently.
There was one nurse in particular that looked after my son Maxim, and his name was Al*. I wish I knew his last name, or whether he still works there, but I think about him and what he did for my son all the time.
I have no words that can begin to express my gratitude. My son is my world, and everything I do is for him…and your team at CHEO allowed me to be a father to the most wonderful child in the world.
Keep up the outstanding work. You are all forever in my thoughts. You are all Angels.
Mike Little and Maxim Monette-Little
*Al Hawkins was a dedicated NICU nurse for many years. He retired from CHEO in 2014.