Muskoka Bear Wear Ambassadors for SickKids
In April 2014, Precious was suffering from what we thought was the stomach flu. After a few days she developed a large pain in her side. We took her to our local hospital and after a few tests, an emergency surgery was performed. Their findings: 3 litres of puss and stool where her appendix should have been. We stayed in the hospital for a few days as she was a high risk for infection.
5 days later, we learned she developed a 15 cm abcess that required emergency drainage. We were sent to SickKids. At first we were very apprehensive about going but after meeting the amazing staff, seeing the amazing hospital with all facilities and activities put us at ease. (We still have the rock Precious painted in our garden) After a few days, it started not to feel like a hospital, more like a hotel just with friendly people who come in to poke and prod you.
We were there a week and was given a clean bill of health, we were sent home.
A few months later we heard a radio ad advertising the Walk for SickKids. Without a hesitation, my family and I signed up. In 2015 we walked all 20KM. The pride we felt when we crossed the finish line, knowing we helped a great cause was fantastic!
In 2016, with a three month old infant in tow, we walked 20KM again!