When their son’s bowel condition was successfully treated at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) some 20 years, ago Lori and Wayne Carr felt as though they had won the lottery. That feeling was renewed yesterday at SickKids when they received a cheque for one million dollars as the latest grand prize winners of the SickKids Lottery.
Born with a mild case of spina bifida relating to a bowel condition, the Carr’s first born son, Austin, was referred to SickKids at age four where he spent the next year getting a diagnosis and receiving treatment. Today, he is a healthy 22 year old attending school in Winnipeg.
The Carrs started supporting the SickKids Lottery a few years ago as a way to give back to the hospital that had given them so much.
“We have always had a strong emotional connection with SickKids and we wanted to show our thanks,” Lori Carr said . “SickKids was such an incredible support to us during our son’s treatment and we’ll never forget the kindness and care we got from everyone we encountered there. We were already so grateful to have our lives changed once by SickKids. We never thought our lives would be changed so dramatically a second time by the same hospital.”
The Carrs travelled from their family home in Chatham earlier this week to pick up their cheque at SickKids.
Net proceeds generated by the lottery will be used to further the mission of SickKids Foundation and help support The Hospital for Sick Children. To learn more about the lottery, visit the SickKids Lottery website.
*see lottery rules and regulations for details visit: www.sickkidslottery.ca Lottery licence 2797.