Neurosurgery Kids Fund
The Neurosurgery Kids Fund is committed to enriching the lives of children and the families of children who have undergone brain or spinal surgery at The Stollery Children’s Hospital. The Neurosurgery Kids Fund raises all its own funds and manages its own initiatives. A few of the fund’s programs and initiatives include:
- Camp Everest is a unique weekend camp experience for children seven to 14 years old who have undergone brain or spine surgery, injury or conditions.
- Family events are fun-filled events bringing our families together.
- Family support bags are filled with items intended to provide support during initial diagnosis.
- Emergency care bags include a variety of items, including toiletries for families that come in when their children have emergent or unexpected surgery.
- Bereavement support bags
- Hope Stones is a program that helps tell a child’s medical journey through the accumulation of beads.
- Little Everest is a day camp that is aimed at our patients younger than six years old and their families.
- In-hospital coffee program
- Memorial Garden
- Parent/caregiver/sibling support group is a support program that meets up to four times a year in a laid-back and fun atmosphere.
- Research/Alberta Pediatric Neurosurgical Database supports research that is essential to best practices in providing children with the best possible treatment. Research is a key component for gaining knowledge and providing medical teams with the information they need to establish new guidelines.
- Website-Parent Support/Physician Broadcasts is a cyber-home for our patients, families and medical staff to come together and gain knowledge.