Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 03:00 PM
That’s how many times, on a recent trip to Peru, that volunteer staff from CHEO and SHOEBOX said “Raise your hand if you hear a noise.”
Hearing loss is an invisible but very common disability. What happens when you can’t hear your mother and learn language? What happens when you can’t hear your lessons?
But hearing loss is very solvable. That’s why Dr. Matthew Bromwich came up with a shoebox-sized audiometer — after which the company making them is now named — that is changing the world of...
Posted on Monday, October 07, 2019 09:42 AM
The skills and commitment of CHEO’s staff and physicians are integral to providing the best life for every child and youth in our community and around the world. Through care and innovation, CHEO’s staff and physicians can have an impact on direct patient care, better support those who provide treatment and produce ground-breaking research. The goal of CHEO’s Shining Star Awards is to recognize an individual or a team who goes above and beyond to make CHEO’s vision a reality.
Congratulations to this...
Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:28 AM
While six year old Sasha, with her confident grin, may look like your average first grader ready to take on the world, what you can’t tell is that she’s faced a lot of uncertainty in her life and fought hard to get to this moment.
Diagnosed at CHEO with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia at just four years old, Sasha spent many weeks at a time in isolation. When she wasn’t admitted in hospital, she had to be careful being out in public and would wear a mask. She could only play at empty parks and with family...
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2019 03:12 PM
One of our key goals at CHEO is to make sure the voices of children, youth and families guide the care we provide and the future of our organization. We call this being Partners in Health.
When any partner — including a child or youth — has a suggestion for making things better, we listen. It’s a priority for us. When we are changing how we do things, we ask families for input. It can be answering a survey, serving on a committee or even working directly with us to develop a new way of doing something....
Posted on Friday, August 16, 2019 09:57 AM
To celebrate International Self Care Day on July 24, we asked our Instagram followers how they practice self-care! Self-care can be anything that helps your mental, emotional or physical health. It’s always important to take care of yourself, especially when you’re busy at work or school, dealing with stressful life situations or feeling down.
We received lots of great feedback. Here’s a snapshot of some things people do, and we want to share these ideas with you in case it inspires you.