Posted on Friday, May 01, 2020 01:34 PM
We recently received our first donation of handmade non-medical face masks from our lovely sewing community. Thank you to Michelle Contant, mother of Sophie Contant who works at CHEO as a Patient Service Clerk, for answering our call for donations right away. Check out this message from Michelle about what inspired her to sew non-medical masks for CHEO:
My daughter Sophie Contant was 4 years old when she had a hernia operation at CHEO. She
was so well taken care of. She is...
Posted on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 04:06 PM
Today is #InternationalDanceDay! At CHEO we’re practicing physical distancing and dressed up in our personal protective equipment to keep everyone safe. But that doesn't stop us from busting a move and putting a little boogie in our step while we have a dance party. We promise you we’re all smiling, laughing and singing along behind our masks.
Dancing is a great way to keep active and have some fun at the same time. Consider having a dance party at home with those who live in your house or host a...
Posted on Friday, April 24, 2020 02:13 PM
The #SewHelpful campaign is helping provide kids, youth and caregivers coming to CHEO with community-made non-medical face masks! Do you have a knack for sewing? Find mask patterns, donation information and more on the CHEO Foundation website.
We asked CHEO’s Dr. Jason Brophy, a pediatric infectious diseases physician, to share some tips and information on wearing face masks, including how and when kids, caregivers and families in our community should wear them.
Here are Dr. Jason Brophy’s tips:
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 01:04 PM
We’ve been keeping in touch with our amazing volunteers virtually. Check out some of their lovely notes in return (sharing with their permission, of course):
To all employees of CHEO, thank you for all you do for our children every day but especially during this difficult time. I think of you all the time and look forward to returning as a volunteer when the time is right.
Stay safe and healthy.
I’ve just returned from my walk under sunshine and blue sky. As...
Posted on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:35 PM
Having access to the PPE we need is a crucial part of keeping our kids, caregivers, staff and community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so grateful to our community for rallying together to donate or create masks for our health-care workers.
Using donated materials from local businesses and individuals at home with 3D printers, the CHEO Research Institute created an assembly line to put together face shields!
Through this project, we will be able to supply upwards of 700 face shields to...