Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:15 AM
Sarah thought her youngest son Dylan was just quiet and reserved. He wasn’t a boy of many words.
When he was four and about to go into JK, Sarah, wanting to set him up for success, took him to a speech language therapist. The therapist suspected something, which triggered a referral to CHEO for a hearing test.
What they discovered blew Sarah away.
She had no idea Dylan was significantly hearing impaired. He had passed his infant hearing screening test. He had always been around people – his three...
Posted on Wednesday, June 09, 2021 02:15 PM
Sandra and Andrej are living their #BestLife, one step at a time
Like many seasoned runners, Sandra’s motivation to move comes from a place much deeper than a physical fitness goal. When the steps are heavy, the breaths are short and the finish line is far, Sandra draws inspiration from the person in her life who has never quit or let adversity stand in his way — her incredible son Andrej.
Andrej and his twin brother came into the world at just 24 weeks old, weighing just...
Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2021 12:29 PM
Graham Anderson, 5, loves to play.
“Graham loves anything with music, anything that lights up,” said his mother, Hilary Vail.
Graham has a rare genetic disorder. Staff from the CHEO Adaptive Toys and Tech Centre worked with Graham and Hilary to ensure he had toys adapted to his needs so that he could play with his peers at the CHEO pre-school.
CHEO’s Adaptive Toys and Tech Centre transforms kids’ toys into innovative learning tools for children with special needs.
“Graham could access toys that lit...
Posted on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 01:14 PM
Each of us have our own unique goals and aspirations that we can’t wait to accomplish. For the children enrolled in the CHEO Preschool and their families, the excitement and aspiration around achieving goals is no different. And so it is our job to do whatever we can to help them achieve those dreams and live their best lives.
Meet Malakai, a spunky little three-year-old who loves music, dinosaurs and playing with his big sister. Whether he is playing piano at the CHEO Preschool or tickling the keys...
Posted on Thursday, May 06, 2021 02:00 PM
Enjoy “Walk in our shoes,” a new podcast about working at CHEO during the COVID-19 pandemic. This podcast series features brief conversations between CHEO’s president and CEO, Alex Munter, and various staff and medical staff.
Latest episode: Dorothy Flemmings, Medical Device Reprocessing Department
Listen to episode six, a conversation between Alex Munter and Dorothy Flemmings. Working in the Medical Device Reprocessing Department, Dorothy is on the frontline of patient safety, sterilizing and...