Meet Sterling: SickKids patient and donor
Sterling began his life as a SickKids kid. Diagnosed with a cleft lip and palate at birth, he was put under the care of Dr. Zuker at The Hospital for Sick Children. The Cleft Lip and Palate Program at SickKids is recognized worldwide for providing excellence in Cleft Care and is the largest program in North America.
Sterling had multiple surgeries throughout his childhood and spent a lot of time at the hospital. He fondly remembers when the Atrium opened and marvelling at just how nice it was. He recalls how he used to challenge himself to find the quickest route from the parking lot to his hospital room. He also remembers just how nice and caring all of the staff and doctors were to him during a time when he was feeling vulnerable and a little afraid.