Every child deserves the highest level of support and care, especially if they have to deal with the kind of terminal illness that Nicolas has.
His parents will be speaking about the care their family receives from Canuck Place Children’s Hospice at the Gift of Love Gala on February 18, which aims to raise much needed funds for the hospice.
At just eight months old, in 2003, Nicolas was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1. This type of SMA is the biggest genetic killer of children under the age of two.
Nicolas’ parents can’t thank Canuck Place enough for the impeccable support the organization provides their son. And now, they want to tell other parents how that support changed their lives.
Canuck Place allows families and children to participate in activities such as ice-skating, horseback riding, bowling, and roller skating. The results are life-changing – they’re activities that parents once thought their kids would never be able to do.
This year marks the third annual Gift of Love Gala for Canuck Place, North America’s first independent children’s hospice which opened its doors for families on November 30, 1995. Everyone is encouraged to donate and the dress code is formal.
Here are just some of the services Canuck Place provides:
- Support to more than 670 newborns, children, and teens living with life-threatening illnesses and their families at no cost to them
- Services include clinical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, 24-hour phone consultation support and in-house clinical care, art and education, recreation therapy, grief and loss counselling and end-of-life care
- Dave Lede House in Abbotsford, once fully open will double the current capacity to 18 patient beds and 9 suites
Gift of Love Gala
When: February 18, 5:30 pm until late
Where: 36035 North Parallel Road, Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
Price: Sold out
Daily Hive is a proud media sponsor of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice