We were delighted to receive our first donated Teddy Bear from Jaxon and his mum Stacy! Jaxon picked out the bear himself and is happy that a child who visits the hospital will receive his thoughtful gift.
We were honoured to coordinate a delightful reunion for baby Lily, a #NICUpatient, & her mum Olivia, with Chelsea, one of the RN’s who helped care for her over a year ago. Thank you to Chelsea, Nancy (who was unavailable for the photos) and the rest of the #NICU team for taking such great care of NRGH’s littlest patients. And thank you again to the Lyle family for their generous donation!
Congratulations to the #Golf for Life Charity Classic winning team of David van Deventer of Nanaimo News Bulletin, Ron Young & Sjon Wynia of Harbourview Volkswagen & Dennis Campbell of Budget Brake & Muffler Auto Centres in #Nanaimo who played an impressive game in temperamental weather to secure the Tom Harris Memorial Trophy, presented to them by Tony Harris
Each year, approximately 20 eligible low income families receive a car seat to take their #baby home. They are made for babies as small as 4lbs ensuring our tiniest of patients travel safely and securely. Funded by the Foundation at a cost of $260 each, this makes a big difference for families who would not otherwise be able to afford these special car seats.
Thank you to Marilyn Clark of Lloydminster, SK, for her generous donation of $3,000 in memory of her husband Gordon “Roy” Clark. Marilyn’s gift is also in thanks to the medical team for the care they gave Roy during his final days in the ICU in December 2017. We were delighted to meet Marilyn and her extended family, two of whom, Mark (her nephew) and Leah (Mark’s wife), are RN’s at NRGH!
Thank you to the Lyle family for their generous donation of $225! Olivia’s family and friends celebrated daughter Lily’s 1st birthday on June 28th and requested money in lieu of gifts for the NICU at NRGH. Lily was in the NICU after she was born due to an infection but with the great care provided by nurses Nancy and Chelsea, Lily was able to go home after 5 days
Thank you to Coastland Wood Industries for their generous donation of $900 from their recent golf tournament! Funds were raised through “Ken’s Hawaiian Putting Contest” In Tribute to Ken Moore who was a long time employee of Coastland.
The Foundation is grateful to have the support of a wide range of donors including employees of Island Health. Holly Moroz, medical nurse at NRGH, became our newest donor on her first day of work, August 14th! Holly was inspired to become a nurse by her aunt who had breast cancer. Thank you Holly and welcome to NRGH!