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Donor of the Week Spotlight

For the week of: April 14, 2014

Kinder

Kinder loves sharing, which is why they have committed to support children’s hospitals like SickKids through Children's Miracle Network across Canada. Each Easter, Kinder allocates a portion of proceeds from the sale of their signature products to provide for the most urgent needs of the hospital. In addition to these contributions, Kinder continues their “Joy to Share” movement by sending a very special package of Easter-themed toys for in-patients at SickKids to play with during their stay. For more information about Kinder visit their Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/KinderCanada

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Donor Stories

Meet Joan Foster, a SickKids donor

Joan Foster SickKids Donor

Last November, when my daughter Kimberley turned 50, I decided to make a donation in our names to SickKids Foundation by giving a SickKids Get Better Gift. I searched through the online symbolic giving catalogue and chose a Safe Ride Home – so another mother would know the joy of bringing home her precious baby from the hospital, as I did many years ago.

Kim was a large baby. She had a rough trip coming into this world and arrived with her head a bit misshapen. I was told it was not a serious condition and it would correct itself within a few days. In the meantime, I giggled at her scrunched up face and her mass of straight black hair.

But the next day, doctors told me my baby was going to be transferred to The Hospital for Sick Children. There was a problem with her blood. I was devastated and cried in my mother's arms. Kim required many blood transfusions and special care from SickKids experts. Finally, after two weeks, she was discharged and I got to hold my precious daughter bundled up in blankets and take her home.

Half a century has passed since then, and though I have four children, all of whom are loved, Kim is truly the child of my heart. Every night I first thank God and then SickKids for the wonderful miracle I have been given.

My deepest gratitude and thanks for all the wonderful things you do and the lives you save.

Sincerely,

Joan Foster


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