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LP Runners: Run for a cause

This will be my third year participating in the Sears Great Canadian Run. I don’t participate because I’m an elite athlete or because I like to push my body to its physical limit. 289 more words


Living in the Shadows

Instead of being a heart mom, I am  a heart sister.  Also, instead of growing up with a sibling battling congenital heart disease, for the first 5 years of his life, my brother lived an ideal and healthy childhood.  1,713 more words


Compassionate Care

Today I want to tackle a subject that has haunted me for many years.  When my daughter was born with HLHS, we were given three options, a heart transplant, three open heart surgeries or to do nothing and let her die, also called compassionate care.  600 more words


Thousands raised for SickKids in memory of Toronto girl killed by van

A funeral was held Monday afternoon at St. Paul’s Anglican Church for Georgia, who was struck by a van in Leaside on July 16 and died later in hospital. 255 more words


Childhood Cancer is a Serious Issue

Ten thousand children in Canada are suffering from cancer and struggling to survive. There are approximately 1,500 new cases diagnosed annually.

In my opinion, one child diagnosed with cancer is too many. 246 more words


The Sears Great Canadian Run… Five reasons to make it a family affair!

A couple of years ago, my eldest daughter, now almost 16, expressed an interest in running, and started joining me for some short runs in our neighbourhood. 442 more words


STWM: Fundraising for the SickKids Foundation

Last year, I ran the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon and it was truly an amazing experience. My only goal was to finish, and I surprised myself by doing so in under 2 hours. 214 more words