We would like to invite you to the official opening of the NKF Memorial Garden on June 26, 2022 at 1pm at the University of Alberta Botanic Gardens (51227 AB-60, Parkland County, AB T7Y 1C5, Canada). The Memorial Garden was a joint effort between the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation, the University of Alberta and the Neurosurgery Kids Fund Community to honor those children who lost their lives to a condition related to their brain or spine. We would like to invite all families, extended families, caregivers, Stollery Staff and NKF community members to join us in celebrating these amazing children. The event will be child and family friendly.
MEMORIAL GARDEN REGISTRATION REGISTER TO ATTEND THE GRAND OPENING REGISTER NOW The Pediatric Neurosurgery Kids Fund is having a grand opening for our memorial garden on Sunday, June 26 at 1pm at the U...
I’m sad that we’ll have to miss it. Amazing work that has been done and every little life deserves to be celebrated. ❤️
Love this ❤️. I’d love to attend!
A loooong time ago there was a request for parents who’ve lost children to submit their child’s name. It was a blur for me at the time…so I’m not sure if I submitted our sons name. How does one find out if their child’s name was added? I can’t wait to visit this memorial garden. Thanks in advance.
Hi Everyone! The pediatric scoliosis team is looking for some help! Since is impacts a lot of us, I thought I would throw it up and see if anyone can help out! Thanks!! See below: signup.com/go/QPWyJjA Looking for volunteers for Scoliosis Alberta casino June 6th and 7th at the Century Casino in Edmonton. Supports scoliosis awareness, education and research in Alberta. ... See MoreSee Less
This month we reached the one year mark from Bridge's accident. I created a slideshow to help Bridge remember what an absolute warrior he has been and to acknowledge and thank the many people - family, friends, neighbors, nurses, doctors, surgeons, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, teachers, and strangers, to name a few - that helped him and us in so many ways this past year. It's been an emotional month as I've looked through all the many photos and videos to try and best capture the real moments of both heartache and joy that we've experienced. I share this in hopes that you can all see the miracle of his recovery, and feel our sincere appreciation for all of the support we recieved through this.
The anniversary of his accident fell on Easter Sunday. It felt so fitting to have Jesus as our focus that day and to watch Bridge sing the same song (in church with a group of children) that I sang to him in the hospital on the day of his accident. It was a full circle moment.
There are images of Bridge on a ventilator, with road rash on his face, with lots of IV's, staples on his closed incision, etc in the video. Just wanted to give a heads up as I realize this can be sensitive material. Also, the voice at the end is Edmonton Oiler Kyle Turris, who spoke with Bridge on a zoom call while at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and gave him the most genuine pep talk.
My heart will forever go out to the loved ones of the warriors who never got their second chance. When we didn't know if he was going to make it, I without a doubt have never experienced anything so bitter and heartwrenching. I don't know the depth of the hurt that is experienced with losing a child or family member but I acknowledge those who do and give my utmost love and respect to them.
Registration for Camp Everest 2022 is now open! This 3 day, 2 night sleep away camp is for any child aged 7-15 who has had a surgery/condition that impacts their brain or spine. For more information please go to www.neurosurgerykids.com. ... See MoreSee Less
We are so excited to announce the return of Camp Everest this summer! Camp Everest is an opportunity for kids aged 7-15 who have under gone brain or spine surgery or have a diagnosis that impacts their brain or spine. We will be running a 3 day, 2 night sleep away camp at Camp HeHoHa on July 22-24, 2022. The cost for camp this summer will be reduced at $200. The number of camper spaces will be a bit more limited this summer as we work hard to ensure the safety of all campers and volunteers.
We are hoping to have the registration open in the next 2 weeks! As always, registration is NOT on a first come, first serve basis. We carefully consider all applications and have a committee who chooses the campers based on many different factors.