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Stories from The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation • SPRING 2013

Fresh Air A pediatric respirologist balances research and clinical care

Family Ties

A mom develops a summer camp for kids like hers

The Art of Hearts Meet a specialist in charge of children’s cardiac transplants

Small Miracles Find out how pocket change creates major changes

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contents Spring 2013

Stollery Family

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Departments

13 Student Services

5 Message

University students fit philanthropy into their busy schedules

A note from the president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

14 The Art of Hearts

6 Foundations of life

Dr. Simon Urschel has only been in Canada for a few years, but he’s already made a huge difference in many children’s lives

Family Day Classic; CN Miracle Match; Child fitness initiatives; Birthday giveaway; A Queen’s Diamond Jubilee recipient, and more

24 Sucess Story A Stollery alumnus feels like a million bucks these days. It may be because he’s raised almost that much money for the Foundation

30 Life after Loss A monthly donor uses giving to cope with tragedy

32 BREATHe EASY Dr. Joanna MacLean’s work helps everyone breathe a little easier

34 TAKE STOCK The outgoing executive director looks back on her time with the Stollery Children’s Hospital

11 On the Technical Side CarePages allows families to connect during times of distress

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26 More Milestones

16 Children’s Miracle Network Year after year, events held by corporate members of Children’s Miracle Network support the Stollery’s priorities

18 Father Time The Alberta Father Involvement Initiative focuses on increasing a dad’s role in the family and the Stollery has shown its support every step of the way

One year later, the new pediatric emergency department has proven to be life-saving

28 Corporate Hero Cenovus’ sponsorship of the triage room demonstrates the reach of the Stollery

35 List of Donors

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20 Family Ties Nurse practitioner for pediatric neurosurgery, Wendy Beaudoin is making sure her nine-year-old daughter Olivia and kids like her get to go to summer camp

20 ▲ ON THE COVER: Wendy Beaudoin and her daughter Olivia are making sure Stollery kids have the chance to go to camp. PHOTO: Aaron Pedersen, 3TEN S TO L L E RY K I D S. C O M

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SPRING 2013 VOL 1 • No. 1

A whole new reason to support the future of children’s health care.

Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation ASSOCIATE EDITOR: ALEESHA JEX BOARD OF TRUSTEES Chair: ZAHRA SOMANI, B.Ed, MBA, Pirani Group Vice Chair: NASEEM BASHIR, Williams Engineering Canada Inc. Past Chair: RICHARD HIRON RICHARD BALAN, RTA Holdings Ltd. VALERIE BERGER, ATCO Gas Ltd. HERBERT CHUI, SIF Asset Management Group Inc. KEVIN ERKER, Lakeside Roofing DOUGLAS GOSS, Q.C., Bryan & Company LLP ROD MACKENZIE, Legato Resources Ltd. ASHIF MAWJI DR. RAYMOND MUZYKA CATRIN OWEN, Calder Bateman Communications GORDON PANAS, PCL Constructors Inc. Dr. WILLIAM J. SHARUN MARSHALL SADD, Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers MICHEAL WEBB, MacLachlan and Mitchell Homes Inc. EX OFFICIO: DR. WILLIAM COLE, University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital DR. SUSAN GILMOUR, University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital TRACY MACDONALD, Stollery Children’s Hospital DR. D. DOUGLAS MILLER, University of Alberta MIKE HOUSE, MBA, CFRE, President & CEO, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation VENTURE PUBLISHING INC. PUBLISHER: RUTH KELLY ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER: JOYCE BYRNE DIRECTOR OF CUSTOM CONTENT: MIFI PURVIS EDITOR: JORDAN WILKINS ART DIRECTOR: CHARLES BURKE ASSOCIATE ART DIRECTOR: ANDREA DEBOER ASSISTANT ART DIRECTOR: COLIN SPENCE PRODUCTION MANAGER: BETTY-LOU SMITH PRODUCTION TECHNICIANS: BRENT FELZIEN, BRANDON HOOVER DISTRIBUTION: JEN KING CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Deepti Babu, Stacey Carefoot, Celeb Caswell, John Hardy, Lisa Ricciotti, Scott Rollans, Robin Schroffel CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ILLUSTRATORS: Paula Gibson Griffith, Alistair Henning, Aleesha Jex, Laughing Dog, Heff O’Reilly, Aaron Pedersen, Kelly Redinger, Cindy Revell, Nicki Wohland

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Warm Welcome My job is to steward the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Personal experience tells me how important the Foundation’s work is By Mike House, MBA, CFRE President & CEO, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

As the new President and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, I’m often asked, “How do you like your new job?” And, while I enjoy working at an organization that helps so many families when they need it most, what most people don’t know is that I have a more personal connection to the cause. When I was four months old, doctors told my 21-yearold parents that I had a rare condition that meant the soft spot of my skull was growing over too quickly. At that time, I had a very low chance of surviving any kind of surgical intervention. My parents were devastated. Several doctors told them that my chances of surviving past Christmas were bleak. Despite receiving numerous different opinions, my dad and mom didn’t give up. Later that summer, we found a doctor who was willing to take a chance on a very risky procedure and, after two surgeries at four months old and two years old, I was able to fully recover. I often tell people that the Foundation exists to raise money, to thank people for the money they donate, and to tell people where the money has impacted the hospital. Donors make a difference, not to the core services that are provided in the hospital, but to the excellence that would otherwise not exist without their support. To me, what we do at the Foundation is even more than this. Through the support of donors, sponsors and volunteers, we help every child reach the potential they have inside them. Sometimes the potential ends early and in tragedy; sometimes children go on to live long, productive lives. However, parents, families and children can trust that the Stollery Children’s Hospital will do everything in its power to give every kid the best possible chance to be well. You never know what kids can turn out to be; accountants or authors, rock stars or rocket scientists. We could not possibly support the talented people of the Stollery Children’s Hospital without the support of Heroes like you. I hope you enjoy the new format of our magazine and learn a little bit about how your contributions are making a difference in helping to reach their potential for every child. S TO L L E RY K I D S. C O M

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When I was a baby, doctors told my parents that my chances of surviving past my first Christmas were bleak.

READ US ONLINE: If you like what you read in this issue of Heroes, you can forward some of our great content to your friends and family. Visit stollerykids.com to access this issue digitally or to signup for our online newsletter. And let us know what you think of our new look. S P R I N G 2 0 1 3 | HEROES



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Game Changers Like any minor hockey tournament, the

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Stollery Family Day Classic is all about the kids. The tournament goes farther than others, though, with its goal to support sick children through the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Since the inaugural tournament in 2011, the Family Day Classic has raised nearly $600,000 for the Foundation. More than money, the Family Day Classic focuses on instilling a philanthropic attitude in its participants. It’s not uncommon for a player to score goals on the ice and then meet fundraising goals off the ice, all the while volunteering their time throughout the tournament.

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DREAM TEAM: Since its inception in 2010, the Stollery Family Day Classic has raised more than $400,000 for the Foundation.

ALL STARS: Edmonton Oiler Ladislav Smid and event organizer Steve Serdachny are joined by the top six fundraisers of the 2013 Stollery Family Day Classic.



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Alex Webb, 12, is one of these players. He has participated in the tournament all three years it has run, and each year he has raised more money than the last, totalling around $50,000 since 2010. Alex’s efforts for the Foundation began when his father brought him to the Snowflake Gala several years ago. That was a life-changing night for Alex. Hearing stories about children his age coping with illness and injury in the hospital made him realize how lucky he was to be healthy. “It really made me think that if I was in the hospital I would definitely want someone to help me,” he says. “It made me put myself in someone else’s shoes.” From one great annual Stollery event, another was born. Alex’s father Mike was also inspired by his visit to the Snowflake Gala. What he enjoyed the most was seeing how involved children were in the event. That’s when he, along with several others, decided to come together and start the Family Day Classic. In the early stages of creating the annual tournament, Mike was adamant that it be geared toward children helping children. “At a young age my father taught me about the importance of philanthropy and giving back,” Mike says. “Hopefully that’s something I can pass on to my son and his generation. If something like the Family Day Classic gets through to even 20 per cent of these kids, then our job is done.” Event founder and organizer Steve Serdachny agrees that the Family Day Classic is a great way to get children involved in the community. At the same time, though, he is proud that the event touches on every aspect that organizers originally intended the tournament to support. “The tournament’s goal is to promote hockey and healthy children,” says Serdachny. “We also hope to create an annual event that promotes and develops a sense of responsibility and caring for others through the great game of hockey.” These messages haven’t been lost on Alex, who is already looking forward to next year’s tournament, which is expected to take place at the Terwillegar Recreation Centre once again. Alex plans to continue his efforts in the future and help the Stollery as much as he can. “I just know that the kids in the hospital are going to feel a lot better with the help that we can give them,” he says. “And knowing that I’ve helped; it makes me feel a lot better too.” Alex isn’t the only player who can feel good about contributing to the Stollery though the Family Day Classic. He is joined by Dylan Knapton, Nick Bodnar, Gerard Murray, Liam Dumelie, and Zachary Markel who round out the top six fundraisers for the February 2013 event. S TO L L E RY C H I L D R E N ’ S H O S P I TA L F O U N DAT I O N

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Fit for Life a healthy child is an active child. ANd Chris Merriott has used her career to promote a healthy lifestyle for children. She has owned and operated Merriott Fitness for the last 15 years. Merriott Fitness caters to adults but, in recent years, Chris has become concerned with the high numbers of kids who just aren’t getting as much exercise as they should. In response, she created the Merriott Youth Athletic Initiative (MYAI), a nonprofit organization focused on increasing health and wellness, primarily for children between ages six and 12. As part of the initiative, the MYAI holds several events each year designed to get children active. For the last three years, Chris has taken it one step further and has used the event as a fundraising opportunity for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, recognizing the synergy between her organization and the hospital. “The Stollery is a great fit for what we’re doing,” she says. “All the proceeds from our events go to the Foundation, but it’s also about getting kids to participate in physical activities. We make sure that what we do is fun for the kids so that it’s something they continue throughout their lives. After all, kids hate exercise, but they love to play.” Merriott Fitness is located in Devon, where the majority of these events take place. Chris says the community has been incredibly supportive of her fundraising efforts, demonstrating the reach of the hospital and the Foundation. “Even though we don’t live in Edmonton, the Stollery is still our main pediatric hospital,” Chris says. “Devon is the kind of community that sees a good thing and then really takes a hold of it, so our support has been great and that’s really allowed us to grow.” This year, the MYAI will host annual events, Merriott Adventure Race on June 16, and the Merriott Fitness Kids of Steel Triathlon on July 27. In

addition, a new event at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove will be held on May 12, with proceeds for all of these events going to the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Chris says that children in these events are divided into ability groups instead of by age in order to provide the best environment possible and to keep them engaged in physical activity long after the events. Instilling this active lifestyle in children is the primary goal of the MYAI. She is concerned that 80 per cent of children quit all forms of physical activity by the age of 12. Even more distressing to her is that these trends are not heading in a positive direction and she believes that something needs to be done to reverse the decline. “We’re not trying to train Olympic athletes, we’re trying to save kids’ lives,” Chris says. “The Stollery saves lives every day; but this is our kind of preventative measure. Children need to be involved in some kind of physical activity in order to live a healthy lifestyle; it’s our goal to give them the knowledge and tools to be successful.”

Birthday Giveaway sixth birthday. This year, instead of asking for gifts from his friends and family, he requested donations for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. When all was said and done, Jevan collected $280. Last Christmas, Jevan was definitely in Santa’s good books and, when it came time for birthday gifts just weeks later, a gift to the Foundation seemed like the right thing for him to do. “I have enough toys in my house,” he says. “I just didn’t need any more presents.” After his philanthropic birthday efforts, things are probably looking good for this Christmas, too. Jevan’s mother Jodie says the family discussed doing something like this for his birthday. When Jevan enthusiastically agreed, he was given several options to choose where the money would go. Jevan had never heard of the Stollery Children’s Hospital before, but once he learned Jodie also feels really, really good about what her son did and hopes about it, he decided the Foundation would be the best place to donate his birthday collection. “Kids in the hospital should be able to have fun that this generosity it something Jevan carries with him for the rest of and play with toys,” he says. “So, I wanted to help and it made me feel his life. “I’m just really proud of him,” she says. “It was a great thing for him to do.” really, really good.”

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foundations of life

Match Play Each year since 2006, CN and Golf Canada have supported children’s hospitals by matching funds raised through initiatives connected with the CN Canadian Women’s Open. In the past seven years, the CN Miracle Match program has raised more than $8.2 million for children’s hospitals in the cities across Canada that have hosted the tournament. This year, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation has been selected as the official beneficiary of the CN Miracle Match campaign. CN and the Foundation hope to help raise $1.8 million, which would bring the cumulative total to $10 million. The tournament takes place August 19 to 25, 2013 at the Royal Mayfair Golf Club in Edmonton. “At CN, we are committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate, and we are very proud that CN Miracle Match has been able to help children all across Canada since 2006,” says Claude Mongeau, president and CEO of CN. “I am confident that the community will support the CN Canadian Women’s Open, and that we will make a

MATCHMAKER: To find out more about the CN Miracle Match program or to make a donation, visit CNMiracleMatch.ca.



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major donation to a great Alberta institution like the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.” CN will partner with the Foundation to fund many programs, including transportation to the hospital for children living in remote communities. “It’s only through the generous support of community leaders like CN and Golf Canada that the Stollery Children’s Hospital can deliver the highest levels of care in pediatric medicine,” says Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The Stollery Children’s Hospital has the second largest catchment area of any pediatric hospital in the world, covering four provinces and three territories, serving the most critically injured and chronically ill children from some of the most isolated and far reaching corners of the country. The CN Miracle Match program will make a significant and lasting difference towards ensuring a full range of excellence in care is accessible to patients and their families from across Canada.”

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Get on Your Bike Big initiatives can come from small people. Just ask Stephie Gagnon. Stephie turned 10 recently and she and a friend (and her mom) are celebrating her birthday by going to the Taylor Swift concert at Rexall Place in June. Perhaps the only better news in Stephie’s world is the fact that her juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is nearly in remission. “The doctors have been reducing her medications and it’s looking good,” says Stephie’s mom, Sheila Gagnon. JDM is an autoimmune condition that affects the skin, blood vessels, joints and muscles of a child, resulting in rash and severe weakness, among other symptoms. “Before treatment, my muscles really hurt and I could barely move,” Stephie says. “I couldn’t even get my socks on.” Apart from medications, JDM requires exercise, especially for children who are recovering, as a means of rehab and prevention. And healthy active living is one of the reasons Stephie and her family created Stephie’s Bike Tour, a fun family event that has cyclists conquering distances in Strathcona County of five to 60 kilometres. The other reasons behind the event are to encourage awareness of JDM, a disease that affects two or three kids in a million, and to raise funds for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “There are lots of other kids who need treatment and they have to stay at the hospital for a long time,” Stephie says. Fundraising is something that the Gagnons have proven pretty darn good at, judging by the $95,000 that Stephie’s Bike Tour has earned for the Foundation in two years. Their efforts captured the notice of the Honourable Tim Uppal, Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Sherwood Park, who nominated Stephie for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, to honour significant

contributions and achievements Canadians made in Queen Elizabeth’s jubilee year. For sure, the kudos from the ruling political party and sovereign monarch are nice, but the thrill of the upcoming performance by pop queen Taylor Swift is of greater interest to Stephie.

Ridealong: Stephie is busy getting ready for her 15-kilometre ride in the 2013 bike tour, taking place May 26. To find out more about participating or donating, head to stephiesbiketour.com.

Tour De Force: Stephie’s Bike Tour, created by Stephie Gagnon and her family, has raised $95,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation in the last two years.

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Putting on the Ritz “My kids started asking me almost as soon as we left if we could come to the gala again next year,” says Dana Nagel with an easy laugh. The Snowflake Gala, a fundraiser put on by the Stollery Children’s Foundation, is noted as much for its glamour as it is for its family-friendliness. It’s the only black-tie event in Edmonton that’s designed for adults and children. The Nagel family, Dana and Richard and their kids Emma and Cameron, now 10 and three, attended for the first time in 2012. The kids had a blast. But before Cameron was born there was another baby, Sophia. Sophia was just three days old when she died, only 20 minutes after coming home from the hospital for the first time. In the ensuing weeks after her death, as the family coped with grief, Dana took a call from the medical examiner’s office with the news that Sophia had died from complications of medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency, or MCADD, a rare problem that makes people with the inherited genetic trait have the difficulty or inability to

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metabolize fatty acids to create energy for their bodies. Dana and Richard immediately looked to their older daughter, Emma. She had experienced some unexplained illnesses and, when she was five, Emma had an episode in which she slipped into a coma and developed a serious blood infection. She was diagnosed with MCADD and Dana and Richard were found to carry the genetic trait but not suffer its effects. Managing MCADD involves making sure a patient’s blood sugar doesn’t drop suddenly or that the buildup of unmetabolized fatty acids doesn’t get to the point of becoming toxic to the patient. To do this, patients, especially children, can’t go too long without eating. “Emma’s MCADD is particularly volatile because it’s complicated by complex-1 mitochondrial disease and she can’t go more than two or three hours without eating,” says Dana. “She had to have a gastric tube installed so that she could survive the night.” Emma, now 10, is coping well. When Emma’s brother Cameron was born in 2009, he was diagnosed with spina bifida, complicated by tethered cord syndrome. “Between the two of them, we are at the Stollery almost every week,” says Dana. “It was amazing to meet donors at the Snowflake Gala,” she says, “people who have opened their hearts and their wallets for families like ours. I just can’t believe the treatment we have had.” The gala is an annual event that raised more than $625,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation last year alone. “We were thrilled when Aleesha called and told us that she had tickets for us. There is no way we’d be able to come otherwise.” “Dana is amazing,” says Aleesha Jex, acting director of marketing and communications at the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “She just takes it all in stride. I was really happy to tell her that a sponsor had made tickets available for her family.” The gala is a way to connect donors and families and allows people to hear the stories that inspire.

Meet the Glitterati The Snowflake Gala is a signature event for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. In 2013, it will be held at the Shaw Conference Centre on December 9. Its title sponsor is MacLaughlan and Mitchell Homes.

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BY Jordan Wilkins

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Social Media Cares CarePages gives families a place to gather online, provide updates for loved ones and support for each other

Support goes a long way for families with children in the hospital. The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation knows this and gets behind any program or initiative that makes life easier for Stollery patients and their family members. Parents and family members reported that providing frequent updates about the health of their children to concerned friends and family could be overwhelming. CarePages is an initiative designed to lighten that burden. One of the first online communication networks specifically designed with a focus on health care, CarePages provides free, private websites that patients and their families create to update family members, friends and colleagues about their time at the Stollery, in a secure manner that other social media websites don’t always offer. S TO L L E RY K I D S. C O M

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Heather McCrady, manager of Family Centred Care at the Stollery, recognizes the importance of CarePages, especially to families going through the difficulty of caring for a hospitalized child. “CarePages allows friends and families to support their loved ones and stay up “It’s a program people use to date on their progress because it brings encouragement at the hospital,” she says. and lets you know you’re not “Having a child in the alone,” says Heather McCrady. hospital is always a stressful time; this is way for everyone to be there for one another and hopefully make things a little easier.” CarePages is a two-way street. It allows out-of-province relatives to be involved and show support, but it also S P R I N G 2 0 1 3 | HEROES

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CARE COMPLIMENTS On the night of our son’s admission to PICU, he had an amazing nurse. She was absolutely amazing with our son and with us. Whenever we talk about the care he received while in Edmonton, the nurse’s name always comes up as being a highlight for us. She truly took the time to care for our son while also helping us to understand, learn and feel as comfortable as possible with all that was happening. Thank you for the work that you are doing on a daily basis and for making our experience that much better. acts as an output device for immediate family members. Many families even create memory books based on the correspondence from their CarePages during their post-health journey. Donald Lepp knows first-hand the significance of CarePages. In 2008 his eight-week-old son Russell was medivaced from Winnipeg to Edmonton for cardiac complications. Russell was born with a general heart defect. He eventually received a Berlin Heart (a mechanical heart that is a bridge to transplant) before undergoing heart transplant surgery. In total, the Lepp family spent nearly six months away from home. During that time, Donald found CarePages to be an extremely valuable resource for communicating with friends and family back in Manitoba. “We heard about CarePages before we left Winnipeg,” he recalls. “We knew we would be away for an extended amount of time so this program was exactly what we needed.” Donald says there are several purposes for CarePages. The obvious is the informative aspect for friends and family back home. Less obvious is the therapeutic aspect the initiative provided to Donald and family during that difficult time. “A lot of people write in diaries; my wife is the kind of person who had a journal by her side every day. I’m not usually like that, but since I was usually the one posting on CarePages, it became a therapeutic outlet for me as well; If nothing else, it gave me something to do while I was in the hospital and that went a long way.” Donald recalls frantically packing one night when he knew Russell would have to be transported to Edmonton. He knew he would be gone indefinitely and that he would have to tell people. In the midst of gathering the essentials, Donald composed an email to inform people of the situation. “It was very frustrating,“ he recalls. “You’re not sure who to tell or how much everyone already knows; you don’t really know any of that because your mind is on your child. Once we got CarePages, all of those problems were gone. Anyone who was interested 12

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could just check online and be up to date with what was happening.” Although Facebook or other public blogs were readily available, Donald says his family preferred CarePages because of the privacy it offered and its focus on health care. Another important reason is the closure it offered. “With Facebook, most people generally continue to use it after the hospital stay,” he explains. “A real benefit with CarePages is that it allowed us to shut it down after we left the hospital. It was really like closing a chapter of our life; it was there for one purpose, which it served, but then we didn’t need it anymore because our son was better and we were coming home. That gave our family a lot of closure.” Heather McCrady agrees; CarePages can play a large role for families during their recovery process in many different ways. It allows families to connect with others from across North America who have experienced similar hospital stays and have gone through comparable circumstances. It also gives friends and family a way to thank health care professionals who made their time at the Stollery easier. She says that this encouragement goes a long way for people in the health care industry. “We’ve had a great response to CarePages over the years,” she says. “When compliments get forwarded on to our staff at the Stollery, it makes everyone feel like what they’re doing is even that much more worthwhile.” Families at the Stollery use the CarePages frequently. Since the hospital’s involvement, more than 1,200 pages have been created, 75 in 2012 alone. From those 75 pages, 3,341 new members joined to show support for their friends and family, visiting Stollery CarePages more than 400,000 times last year. “It’s a program people use because it brings encouragement and lets you know you’re not alone,” Heather says. “Very few children have their entire family live in the Edmonton area, so this is a way to stay connected, without all the long-distance calls.”

~ From parents to staff

Hey, it’s day four for our little guy in the hospital, I just wanted to thank you for all of the help you’ve been! ~ from A dad to staff

Thank you to the team of nurses and nurses aids who are lovingly caring for our little champion. We are grateful to all of you who are doing your best to make sure he comes back to us with a whole heart so we can continue to love him with our whole hearts! Know that your role is not forgotten through this journey and we are so glad that there are such caring and capable people surrounding our family. ~ From a family member living outside of the Edmonton area

I truly believe that the people who work in children’s hospitals are angels sent from above. You’re not only amazingly talented doctors and nurses, but you’re compassionate and obviously care about the patients and families that come to you. Our friend has been writing on the CarePages every other day and in every post, she comments on the wonderful treatment her daughter is receiving from you. So, on behalf of my family, I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the tremendous care and treatment you provide to those children and their loved ones every day. Thank you for taking care of my best friend and her beautiful daughter. ~ From a close friend

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BY Caleb Caswell

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Student Services Some young people from the University of Alberta volunteer their time and gain first-hand experience in philanthropy

to focus on yourself. There are grades to earn, there is tuition to pay, and there is homework to do, often long after midnight. However, on the University of Alberta campus, there is a group of students who devote their time to a cause, and they have become one of the largest independent volunteer groups for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. The University of Alberta’s Stollery Youth Committee is a student club committed to raising money for the Foundation through numerous fundraising initiatives, creating awareness for the hospital and the Foundation on the campus, and providing support for large Foundation events. The club is only two years old and has grown from a circle of friends to include nine executives, 30 committed members and an overall volunteer base of over 100 students. The club’s co-founder and president, Karen Shin, was already familiar with philanthropy and the Stollery well before she created the group in the summer of 2011. While attending Archbishop MacDonald High School, Karen began the Little Hearts, Big Dreams benefit concert, with all proceeds going to the Stollery. Over the course of three years, the concerts earned more than $30,000, with the largest attendance reaching 800 people. “After getting involved with the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation through our benefit concert,” explains Karen, “I just wanted to volunteer and get to know more about the Stollery.” Currently in her third year of studies in psychology, she has helped the committee organize numerous events, each with its own twist. The club sold chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentine’s Day, walked dogs for pledges, hired a paramedic to teach a course on first aid and CPR, held a zumba-thon, and even used the popular card game Magic the Gathering to drum up some cash. While the executives of the committee often trade ideas, Karen enjoys seeing volunteers take the initiative on their own events. “I love that moment when other people are inspired to do something, to take leadership and try to organize an event on their own, because that’s exactly how I started.” A small committee might often be limited in how much money it can raise but Stephanie Perilli, former senior S TO L L E RY K I D S. C O M

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Higher Education: The Family Day Classic was just one of the events the U of A’s Stollery Youth Committee supported. manager of community initiatives at the Stollery, says she wishes there were more groups like the Youth Committee. “We raise our money $20 at a time,” says Stephanie. “A lot of our stuff is lemonade stands and barbecues, and the Stollery Youth Committee has been instrumental in recruiting volunteers for our events. We couldn’t have done some of our larger events without them.” Stephanie has worked with Karen since the group’s inception, The U of A’s Stollery Youth and nominated Karen Committee is a student club to receive the National committed to raising money Philanthropy Day Award for the foundation. for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy in 2010. Karen hopes the Youth Committee will continue to expand, moving outside the university and becoming a community fundraising group. “There are a lot of things I learned about myself, even as president,” she says. “Like how to lead a group of people and stay on task, but also working together to listen to each other. I think the whole thing is learning, and I’m still learning now.” S P R I N G 2 0 1 3 | HEROES

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BY Lisa Ricciotti

Meet the doc

The Art of Hearts A pediatric cardiologist with expertise in immunology sets the tone and heads the pediatric cardiac transplant program

Like many Albertans, Dr. Simon Urschel loves camping. The pediatric cardiologist and his wife Daniela head for the mountains as often as possible with their three young boys, from ages four to nine, to camp, hike and enjoy other outdoor pursuits. As clinical director of the Stollery Children’s Hospital pediatric cardiac transplant program, Urschel also cherishes the Transplant Camp, held in the fall for Stollery transplant kids and their families. “When I first met some of these children, they were critically ill in ICU,” says Urschel. “Now they try to beat me in a soccer match. They run, ride horses and canoe; the transformation is amazing. They’re back to being kids instead of patients.” Urschel’s contribution to young patients lies in the field of immunology. The art of transplantation is finding the balance between “I can really make a tangible suppressing the immune difference in the lives of my system enough to accept a new heart, but not so patients and their families, much that the patient will and that makes it all worth it,” succumb to infections. Urschel says. “The challenge is finding what drugs work best and when,” he says. “We now have a very well workedout protocol.” Born in Stuttgart, Germany, Urschel joined the Stollery staff in 2010, becoming clinical director of its heart transplant program a short year later. His association with the hospital dates back to 2008, when he came for a twoyear research-fellowship under Dr. Lori West. “My interest in her work and research brought me here. My original plan was to return to Germany, but I never went back.” Both West and Urschel are pediatric cardiologists with a background in immunology, a rare combination of interests and training. According to Urschel, most cardiologists prefer the physical realm of the heart’s valves and pressure over the more abstract world of T-cells and B-cells. “Cardiologists tend to be mathematical, logical people,” he says. “Immunology means a lot of thinking about unknowns, and when you think you have it figured out, the immune system will outsmart us again.” 14

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Urschel jokes that West says they’re the only two pediatric cardiologists with an immunology background in the world. Whether that’s true, it benefits the Stollery to have two members of its pediatric heart transplant team with expertise in both fields. Some of their leadingedge work has been financed by funds from the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Urschel knows that a career of pure research in the lab isn’t for him. “The only time in my career that I’ve spent solely in the lab was the research fellowship I did on transplant immunology under Dr. West,” he says. “I thoroughly enjoyed it but, by the end, I was anxious to get back to dealing with patients. Sometimes I feel torn between the time I have for research versus clinical care but I need the patient interaction that comes with clinical practice.” Interacting with young patients and their families whose only hope is a suitable heart donor can be stressful. “So many of our stories are on the edge and could go either way. But there’s nothing else I’d rather be doing. I can really make a tangible difference in the lives of my patients and their families, and that makes it all worth it.”

Five things about Simon Urschel

1. His original career goal was to be a graphic designer. He now uses that talent to add animation and lively design elements to the PowerPoint presentations that explain his work. 2. He’s a former fan of trash metal and played electric guitar in a band called Dark Silence. 3. He kept his shoulder-length hair through medical school, cutting it around age 26. 4. His ride of choice in his early medical years was a chopper; first a Yamaha Virago, then a Honda CB750. 5. As a young German, he chose a longer period of civil service over military service to fulfil his mandatory state service. During this time he trained as a paramedic, which led to his decision to enter medical school.

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Ace of Hearts: Director of the pediatric transplant program, Dr. Simon Urshel has a background in immunology. He joined the Stollery staff in 2010.

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Miracles BY Scott Rollans

The Children’s Miracle Network accrues small change that means big changes in care for children

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it up to $20 to support Children’s Miracle Network?” Perhaps you’ve heard a pitch like that at a Walmart or Costco cash register. Perhaps you’ve been asked to donate $2 to write your name on a Children’s Miracle Network paper balloon. If so, you may have wondered if such easy, relatively minuscule contributions actually make a difference. “They all make a difference,” says Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “It’s fair to say that a good quarter of the money that we raise every year is because of the grassroots support we receive from all of the people who support the partners of Children’s Miracle Network.” Children’s Miracle Network was started in 1983 by a small group that included singer Marie Osmond and Dukes of Hazzard actor John Schneider. (If you were born later than 1980, ask your parents.) Since then, the group has raised more than $4.7 billion to support children’s hospitals throughout North America, including 14 in Canada. Throughout its history, Children’s Miracle Network has operated by two guiding principles, says John Hartman, the network’s chief operating officer for Canada. “One, money stays local. Two, money goes undesignated to the most urgent priority needs in that local market.” As a result, the Stollery is able to invest Children’s Miracle Network funds wherever they’re needed – whether it’s in urgent care, training and development, research, or elsewhere. In other words, it’s impossible to point to any one concrete item – for example, a piece of equipment – and say it was sponsored by the Children’s Miracle Network. Instead, the support weaves its way through every facet of hospital operations. Hartman describes Children’s Miracle Network as a high-volume, low-dollar fundraising organization. “It’s the paper balloon that we came up with 20-some-odd years ago. Or, when you buy or sell your home through Re/Max, and it’s designated as a miracle home, that agent has given up part of his or her commission to go to the local children’s hospital. Or, when you go into a TD Canada Trust branch and you sign up for a dollar a month to come out of your bank account to go to Stollery.” Each tiny donation may represent just a drop in the S TO L L E RY C H I L D R E N ’ S H O S P I TA L F O U N DAT I O N

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CHAMP: Meet the Walmart Champion Child of 2012, Drew Husch (second from right), with his family.

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bucket, but Children’s Miracle Network knows how to gather an amazing number of those drops, says Hartman. “That drives our efficiency.” At the same time, Children’s Miracle Network is also better positioned to deal with large-scale partners. “If you think of those companies on a national or international scale – the Marriotts, the Costcos, the Dairy Queens – they’d rather not work with 12 different foundations,” Hartman says. “They want to work with a national umbrella who can then facilitate relationships locally.” Hartman says that about 60 per cent of his budget comes from performance-based fees paid by the hospitals, which, in the case of the Stollery, works out to about four cents on the dollar. The rest comes from corporate partners who agree to underwrite a portion of Children’s Miracle Network’s operations. Children’s Miracle Network, along with the Stollery Foundation’s many other corporate and individual donors, make it possible for the hospital to address the specific challenges of providing hospital care to children. “It costs a lot to equip a pediatric hospital,” House observes. “We deal with kids the size of your cellphone, all the way through to 17-year-olds. Just think of how many different pieces of equipment you need.” Children’s Miracle Network also helps foster a valuable sense of community participation, House says. “The most amazing thing about that is not just the money. It’s about the connectivity we have with the community. Every time somebody gives that 13 cents, or a dollar, or whatever it happens to be, they’re helping not just Edmonton, but the whole region. They’re helping the three territories – Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut. They’re helping Saskatchewan and Manitoba and parts of British Columbia.” “We’re getting money from Grande Prairie and Fox Creek and Valleyview and from places in the Yukon,” House continues. “They’re part of helping these most vulnerable kids.”

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Walk The Walk: In 2012, over 15,000 people across Canada took part in Walmart’s Walk For Miracles, which raised $5 million.

Icing on the Cake: Hope Gushnowski enjoys a Blizzard on Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day.

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Father Time BY Stacey Carefoot

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation supports a province-wide initiative aimed at increasing the role of fathers in the family

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(AFII) provincial coordinator Patrick Dillon is quick to sing the praises of Alberta fathers and he’s just as quick to admit that Alberta families come in all shapes and sizes. “Moms and dads offer different perspectives on life. Just like moms and dads drive differently, they also parent differently,” says Dillon. One is no more important than the other – they’re different. It’s the difference that has become part of the focus for the AFII since its inception in 2009. Dillon has been working for the past two years to raise awareness of the role of fathers in the lives of Alberta’s children. No small task for a one-person operation. “This initiative is not about men being better than woman; we respect the fact that there are same-sex relationships that have children, and we

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focus on the roles and their importance,” says Dillon. The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation first partnered with AFII four years ago. Since then the two organizations have worked together to increase awareness of the role of fatherhood in the family. “Fathers are often overlooked when it comes to the roles they play in the lives of children,” says Mike House, president and CEO of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “They are expected to be the emotionally stoic ones in the relationship while women are traditionally the family’s gatekeepers in terms of health and well-being. AFII is doing a wonderful job in helping fathers play a more significant role in their children’s lives.” Since 2010, the AFII has focused its efforts on carrying out three main responsibilities: to advocate for fathers, to support community S TO L L E RY C H I L D R E N ’ S H O S P I TA L F O U N DAT I O N

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service providers, and to disseminate information and resources. the tools they need to deepen their connection with their children. The AFII advocates for fathers and their roles in their children’s lives Dillon says that the programs are tailored to the specific needs of by providing resources to organizations that are trying to promote a given community and, thanks to the support of organizations like effective fatherhood. Along with great programs, AFII hands out some the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, come free of charge. fun swag. One of their most popular items is a set of fridge magnets, Recently, AFII has been working with aboriginal communities in that doubles as an activity idea generator. Alberta to reinforce and support the father role. “We are sensitive “After receiving one of our activity idea fridge magnet sets, a to the cultural needs of aboriginal fathers,” explains Dillon. AFII father contacted us to thank us for showing him how simple it recently took part in an Aboriginal Father Engagement Conference. was to create an activity with his “This was a successful event in that child,” says Dillon. “We also help dads were able to tell their stories – AFII programs engage fathers, fathers navigate issues like parental both good and bad,” he says. giving them tools to deepen their leave,” says Dillon, who often The AFII website provides a connection with their children. guides dads to their local comcomprehensive listing of resourmunity support networks. ces, which is part of their third “Men in particular are not always open to discussing their roles in and final main responsibility: to disseminate information and their children’s lives,” says Dillon. The advocacy program often sparks resources to communities, organizations and individuals. “We rely impromptu discussions about parenthood that fathers would not heavily on social media and our website to get our message out to normally initiate. “Men like to do things when they’re talking,” says people,” says Dillon. Dillon. “They don’t sit around a table and just talk,” he adds, bringing Another thing the AFII relies on is the support it receives from its to light the importance of simple discussion and engagement. partners including; Alberta Health Services, Alberta Home Visitation One of the AFII’s other main responsibilities is to support service and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Our partners are providers and communities in promoting responsible fatherhood. incredible,” says Dillon. This support comes in the way of program delivery, training and “The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation supports the AFII awareness campaigns. AFII delivers workshops to organizations look- because we support children,” says House. “The role a father plays ing to increase their community’s father-friendly environments and in a child’s life is priceless. programming. Dillon spends a lot of his time facilitating workshops For more information on the Alberta for groups across Alberta. Father Involvement Initiative, visit the website: One workshop is called “Super Dad, Super Kid.” It’s a day-long abdads.ca. It holds a comprehensive list of program offered to service providers in Alberta communities. The resources, dates for upcoming events and focus is on developing responsible fathers and helping the community explains how to book workshops. communicate and facilitate programs that engage fathers, giving them

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KNOW HOW: Olivia Beaudoin, pictured with her mom Wendy, was born early and has needed specialized pediatric neurosurgical care since she was an infant.

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BY Robin Schroffel

Having a child who needs the Stollery broadened one nurse’s understanding of patient care

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neurosurgery at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, has a special insight when it comes to the lives of her patients’ families. That’s because when she’s not at work, she’s walking in their shoes. It’s this dual perspective that has enabled Beaudoin to improve the quality of life for pediatric neurosurgery patients and their loved ones through initiatives funded by the Pediatric Neurosurgery Fund.

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NO STOPPING HER: Olivia is a busy nine-year-old. In 2002, Beaudoin had worked in pediatric surgery for years. WorkEven brain surgery doesn’t slow her down. ing on a master’s degree in nursing, she had completed a practicum in pediatric neurosurgery and was considering a new position in the specialty. When she found out she was pregnant, she decided to defer her plan to a future date. Her daughter Olivia was born in May 2003, 14 weeks premature, with a bleed in her brain. At 13 days old, Olivia underwent her first brain surgery at the Stollery, where the team installed a reservoir to drain excess cerebral spinal fluid. Later she had a shunt installed. These procedures weren’t her last. In the past 14 months alone, Olivia has had nine major procedures in order to control the pressure in her brain. Having a child who needs the Stollery broadened Beaudoin’s understanding of patient care in a way she’d never previously imagined. But even so, it wasn’t until a few years ago, when Olivia applied to attend a summer camp but was turned down for her medical issues, that Beaudoin was spurred to take further action. “I remember calling Olivia to tell her. Going to camp was the only thing Olivia wanted to do that summer, and oddly enough, we had never thought of her as a ‘medical kid’. I realized, if this is happening to me, it’s happening to other people,” Beaudoin recalls. To make sure that Olivia and other kids in her situation wouldn’t miss out on an important childhood experience, Beaudoin and her close friend Tina Vogel decided to start a summer camp for these children. As a first step, she and her colleagues gained the support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, which aided in the creation of the Pediatric Neurosurgery Fund. Olivia’s godparents, who own Edmonton’s Artisan Homes, stepped up immediately with an offer to support the camp for three years. Camp Everest was born. The name was chosen to evoke the obstacles and hardships children affected by neurosurgery have overcome. Now in its third year, Camp Everest is a four-day, three-night sleepaway camp for kids aged seven to 17, staffed mostly by volunteers from the Stollery. The camp – which features everything from smores to sing-alongs to swimming – is active, inclusive and, above all, stresses independence. “A lot of these kids have parents who are very involved in their medical care, but they can surprise their parents with their independence sometimes,” Beaudoin explains. This year marks the first for Little Everest, a free one-day camp for children up to age six and their families. Beaudoin also hopes to hold paring their child for a hospital visit and find practical information, a camp day at the Stollery this fall for any kids who were too sick to from what hotel to stay at near the Stollery, to where you can hold a leave the hospital to participate. wheelchair-accessible birthday party. One project is the publication of a book created by the pediatric The website contains an ultra-secure social network designed for neurosurgery parent groups. Titled both parents and patients, allowThe Compass, it offers stories and ing them to interact with others A few years ago, when Olivia was advice for families, from families. going through similar things. It’s turned down for a summer camp due especially important for the older “It covers from the second you realize something is wrong all the way kids, says Beaudoin. to her medical issues, Beaudoin was to, God forbid, if your child dies: “The teenage kids, especially, spurred to take further action. how to cope, where to go, what to need to know other kids are in ask, what to do. They’ve integrated similar situations, so this will give stories from kids five and up, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents,” them the opportunity to access a safe place to chat, with some really Beaudoin says. “They’ve made it really functional.” good parental controls in place.” There’s also the new website, neurosurgerykids.com, which pulls In the end, Beaudoin says the Pediatric Neurosurgery Fund, suptogether information and countless resources related to pediatric ported in part by the Stollery Children’s Foundation is all about imneurosurgery in an easy-to-navigate way. “When we started this thing, proving quality of life for patients and their families. we spent a lot of time in the clinic asking parents what they needed. “You could say from doing the first shunt that they saved Olivia’s Even more than the camp and everything else, they said they just need life, but the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation recognizes that, somewhere to look,” Beaudoin says. The website allows parents to although saving your life is really, really important,” she says, “there’s learn about various diagnoses, read patient stories, get tips on pre- more to your life after that. Surgery is just one aspect.” S TO L L E RY C H I L D R E N ’ S H O S P I TA L F O U N DAT I O N

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Camp of Dreams in the hospital following one of his surgeries. The camp’s co-founder, Wendy Beaudoin, told the family about her idea for Camp Everest, which sparked William’s interest. A few weeks later, Maryann received a letter in the mail inviting William to Camp Everest, who has attended every year since. William almost had to miss last year’s camp date. Weeks before Camp Everest opened its doors again, William was back at the Stollery having the bones in his neck fused. His primary concern was whether or not he’d be able to make it to Camp Everest that summer. William made it to camp despite the surgery that year and had such a good time that he asked his mom when he was returning to Camp Everest the very day he came home. “He says that when he goes, he gets the chance to do things that he doesn’t normally get to do,” Maryann says. “At Camp Everest, he’s encouraged to have fun and be himself and that goes a long way for William.” There is one activity in particular he’s looking forward to. “The first year he went he had the chance to go zip-lining,” Maryann says. “Not many kids his age have done that so he was very proud; I’ve heard all about it ever since. I think if I were to ever tell him ‘no’ about attending Camp Everest he’d be incredibly disappointed, so he’ll be going back again this year and, I’d imagine, for as long as they’ll have him.” Look -Jordan Wilkins out, Camp Everest!

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William Markkula’s favourite time of year is when he is at summer camp. More than Christmas, his birthday, or the last day of school, summer camp is the event he looks forward to the most in his life. But he discovered his love for camp only two years ago. Before hearing about Camp Everest, William’s mother Maryann had not really considered the prospect of sending William away for an extended period of time. William was born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism. Just because it’s a common form, doesn’t mean that the road has been easy for William. Now 12 years old, he has undergone 25 surgeries. It means that he doesn’t always get the same opportunities as other children his age. For example, William isn’t allowed to go on field trips with his classmates unless Maryann is present, just in case something happens. That isn’t the case at Camp Everest. Because the camp is funded by the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation and run by staff from the hospital, Maryann can let her son experience the freedom and independence that is a rare opportunity in his life. “Camp Everest is priceless,” Maryann says. “Nothing can replace what it does for children like William. Most camps won’t accept anyone with physical or mental challenges, but because it’s run by medical staff, many with first-hand knowledge of the children’s’ medical history, I know my son is in good hands.” The Markkulas first heard about Camp Everest when William was

SWING IT: (Above) Last summer William Markkula’s neck surgery didn’t stop him from going to Camp Everest. (Right, top and bottom) The camp provides typical fun for atypical campers.

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Success Story After almost a million dollars of fundraising for the Foundation, former Stollery patient Braden Mole prepares for his next chapter in life

Most children grow up wanting to be firefighters, doctors, lawyers or actors. There is even the odd one who dreams of becoming a paleontologist. Even still, it’s rare to come across someone like Braden Mole who wanted to be, of all things, a philanthropist. His childhood dream has a lot to do with his health during his younger years. Braden began experiencing seizures at the age of five, and while medication helped quell the unusual brain activity for some time, his seizures eventually returned. At eight years old, Braden underwent brain surgery at the Stollery to reAt age 10, he raised $400 to move his right temporal aid a young stroke victim. lobe which was thought “I realized I could get good at to be the cause of the this. I caught that incurable problem. The procedure go as planned. disease I call the philanthropy didn’t Surgeons discovered an bug,” says Braden, now 22. unexpected tumour in Braden’s head and, during surgery, he suffered a massive stroke. At that point, it was obvious that his life wasn’t going to be the same. “I was basically like a baby again,” explains Braden. “I had to relearn how to walk and talk but I was never able to regain mobility with my left arm.” It took three more surgeries to completely remove the tumour, but after encountering another sick child, Braden would soon catch an even greater, life-altering ‘condition’. One that would go on to define him as a person. While in recovery at the Stollery, his mother read him a story of a girl in California who had also suffered a stroke. Instead of losing mobility in one side of her body, she lost the use of both sides. Upon hearing about this girl, Braden immediately realized two things. One was that life could be much worse on his end. Two was that he wanted to do anything in his power to make this girl’s life easier. “I was just realizing how challenging it was to live with a stroke on one side of my body,” says Braden, “I couldn’t imagine what it would be like 24

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to live with a stroke on both sides.” Deciding to take action, he raised $400, an amount he now calls small potatoes, with a bottle and penny drive. Even though in hindsight he doesn’t consider his first philanthropic effort to be a massive one, it did the trick. The $400 was enough for the girl to purchase a specially equipped bike that she could ride. “I realized I could get good at this,” says Braden. “I caught that incurable disease I call the philanthropy bug.” At 14, just after his final surgery, Braden held his first annual June Barbecue. Every year the barbecue has had a live and silent auction, where bids for the featured quads, trips and artwork went to support the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. After eight years of annual fundraising, he has raised nearly $1 million. However, last year, Braden announced it would be his final barbecue, as he had to commit time to ensure some of his own dreams came true. “When I first started fundraising,” he explains, “I set two long-term goals for myself. One of them – I honestly didn’t think was ever going to be possible – was to one day work as a representative of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation.” Braden, now 22, began working at the Stollery as a junior community initiatives coordinator this past March and plans to enroll in management studies at Grant MacEwan University in the fall. Working at the Foundation that played such an important role in his childhood is a dream come true for Braden and something he is thankful for every day. While working for the Stollery, he says he’s going to, among other things, help inspire the next generation of young philanthropists. “I just want to climb that ladder and go as far as I can,” he says. “One day, maybe I’ll even get myself that corner office. Whatever happens, I want to help people with what I do.” Braden’s second goal may seem like a tall order as well, but it’s one he believes in because he is living proof that it is possible. “I want to continue my career with the Foundation until every story that comes out of the hospital is a success story.” S TO L L E RY C H I L D R E N ’ S H O S P I TA L F O U N DAT I O N

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Honour Roll: Braden Mole’s first surgery was at the Stollery when he was eight. Fourteen years later he’s about to enter university.

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Emergencies BY Stacey Carefoot

The new emergency department at the Stollery Children’s Hospital is one year old. And it’s proving to be an essential part of children’s care

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its own specialized emergency department. the new pediatric emergency department first opened its “Sharing the emergency department waiting room and patient care doors at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. The grand opening area with the University Hospital didn’t serve either population well,” was marked with celebration; well wishes were delivered by explains Latoszek. She says that, as the emergency department volume the likes of Premier Alison Redford and Jennifer Wood, then-president increased, it became more apparent that the children and their parents and CEO of the Stollery Children’s needed a place of their own as they Hospital Foundation. There was waited to see a physician. A creative joint-funding opportunity cake, balloons and an old-fashIn 2005 there was talk about exmade the new home possible, including pansion. In 2006 it became apparioned ribbon cutting. more than $5 million from the Stollery ent that an expansion was on the Excitement was in the air that day, and one year later, it still is. horizon. By 2008 the need for more Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We are thrilled,” says patient care space was magnified as the emermanager Karen Latoszek. “This new department has allowed us to create gency department was handling twice the volume of patients that it was efficiencies, expand and contract services, share knowledge, cross-train designed to accommodate. During peak periods, children with minor staff – the list goes on.” Latoszek witnessed first-hand the evolution of medical problems were treated in a tent (dubbed T-pod) adjacent to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. She started at the University of Alberta the emergency department. That’s right, a tent. In fact, since the Stollery Hospital in 1977 and can attest to the demand for the Stollery to have first began seeing children in a separate pediatric area 12 years ago, visits

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have more than doubled and are now over 30,000 per year. It’s no wonder Latoszek can’t stop smiling as she glides through the new 13,350-square-foot pediatric emergency department pointing out all the highlights. A bright and open waiting area with many innovative opportunities to engage kids, such as touch-screen video games and a mesmerizing fish tank, plus large triage stations, 24 treatment rooms and two trauma rooms are just a few of the items to brag about. A creative joint-funding opportunity made the new home possible. A contribution of more than $21 million came from the Government of Alberta, and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation kicked in more than $5 million, creating a top-line facility, the envy of pediatric emergency care everywhere. After a year of operation, one would think there would be some major growing pains to share, some tales of woe or drastic need for improvement. But there aren’t. “We are seeing an average of 135 children per day,” says Latoszek. “We have the capability and confidence required to handle the patients, S TO L L E RY K I D S. C O M

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their parents and their siblings,” she continues, explaining that one of the unique features of a modern pediatric emergency department is that it must be able to accommodate parents and siblings. There is a separate ambulatory entrance for patients and their families, separate triage desks, and a family consultation room, but the project was careful not to create redundancies between the sister emergency departments. For example, the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the University of Alberta Hospital call on the same emergency diagnostic imaging care and cast room for broken bones. The year-old pediatric emergency department has seen an increased volume of 35 per cent since last year’s grand opening. It could be due to increased awareness or perhaps plain old population growth. Whatever the reason, it’s keeping Latoszek and her co-workers on their toes. “Unfortunately injury isn’t going away,” sighs Latoszek. She is right, but now that the Stollery Children’s Hospital has a pediatric emergency department, Edmonton has never been better equipped to care for injured and ill children. S P R I N G 2 0 1 3 | HEROES

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corporate HERO

Northern

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BY Scott Rollans

Cenovus helped fund the pediatric emergency expansion campaign, making home a better place

Energy, “home” clearly extends far beyond its own corporate head office. When the Stollery went looking for corporate partners to help create its new pediatric emergency department (which opened in January 2012), Cenovus gladly stepped up to the plate. Cenovus may be based in Calgary, but its field offices include several in Northern Alberta. “Our philosophy is to make sure communities are better off because we are there,” says Jennifer Pendura, Cenovus group leadwith community relations and investment. “Even though the Stollery is in Edmonton, it has an impact on communities throughout Northern Alberta.” Cenovus donated $250,000 to the pediatric emergency expansion campaign, and the company now has a triage room named in its honour. The Stollery has the largest catchment area of any children’s hospital in Canada, serving four provinces and three territories. It’s no surprise that some of those children come from Cenovus families. Darren Matvichuk currently serves as operations superintendent at Cenovus’s field office at Christina Lake (near Lac la Biche). In 2004, his daughter Jessica – then nine years old – developed facial twitching. Jessica was referred to a neurologist at the Stollery, who confirmed a diagnosis of epilepsy. Jessica’s diagnosis set in motion a nine-year relationship between the Matvichuk family and the Stollery. Darren’s wife Colleen says she was particularly grateful for the work of Jessica’s pediatric neurology nurse. “She was really my lifeline. If I had a question about Jessica’s medication, or if something wasn’t working and her seizures started to become more frequent, I could pick up the phone, talk to her, and she would talk to a neurologist and relay back to me. “One time, I had to make a decision whether or not to send Jessica to horseback riding camp,” Colleen recalls. “[Our nurse] talked me through what the risks would be. As a parent, that was so comforting for me to have that kind of support.” Colleen also appreciated being included in the process. “As parents, we were considered part of the team,” she says. “They were very good

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about making sure we understood everything – the different treatment options, and the risks and rewards of those options. But also taking the time to explain things to Jessica, even at a young age, in language she would understand.” As Jessica grew older, she gradually gained more responsibility in dealing with her own epilepsy. “They had clinics and special sessions, and they also introduced us to different support groups.” As an 18-year-old, Jessica still faces further treatment. In the meantime, she looks forward to graduating from high school in June, and to pursuing her dream of becoming a hairstylist. Colleen is thrilled at Cenovus’s recent donation to the Stollery, particularly as it supports a specialized pediatric emergency department. “I know what it’s like having a child who’s ill, sitting in a regular emergency room for hours on end.” The corporate gift also sends a message to Cenovus families, says Colleen. “A donation like that expresses, ‘We value you as an employee, and we understand the needs of your family.’ ”

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Why I donate

Life

After Loss BY Deepti Babu

One mother remembers her son’s time at the Stollery Children’s Hospital with sadness and gratitude

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Colleen turned her grief into a motivation to give back. And Aaron, and-a-half years old when he was diagnosed with an whom she calls her hero, is a major reason why she does. aggressive form of leukemia. He had been healthy and they Colleen is a regular monthly donor to the Stollery Children’s had no family history of cancer, so when doctors told Col- Hospital Foundation, and has been for many years. Despite the difleen and her husband about Aaron’s disease on April 3, 1982, they ficult challenges she went through with Aaron, she looks back on her were stunned. “We went to the hospital and didn’t know much about time in the Stollery with fondness and gratitude. As she describes it, the cancer,” she says. “Then we started to read about it, speak to other “I thought the Stollery did such a wonderful job with the kids, for parents.” Aaron’s parents steeled themselves for his battle against what they and their families were going through.” She mentions the disease, helping him through many long months of an incred- Dr. John Akabutu, Aaron’s hematologist-oncologist, describing him ibly difficult treatment regimen. and the staff as “amazing.” Finally, they heard good news that “They were so good to Aaron Aaron would be in his 30s today. made it all worthwhile: Aaron was and to us,” she says. “They were As any parent who has lost a child in remission. very accommodating and empaknows, the loss never really goes away. thetic. I have nothing but good Over a year later, when Aaron was nearly five years old, he dethings to say.” veloped a fever. Colleen brought him to the Stollery and her worst Colleen’s regular donations keep her connected to the Stollery, fears about his leukemia materialized. “It came back and it wasn’t even though it has been years since Aaron was a patient. She feels that looking good,” she says. His prognosis was grim. Aaron’s cancer care her donations helped her cope with Aaron’s death and realize that she team tried more treatments for him but, sadly, he passed away on could survive it, because it allowed her to actively give back and move August 4, 1984, just four days after his fifth birthday. Aaron died sur- on. She also hopes they help other parents see that they, too, can rounded by his loved ones, and peacefully in Colleen’s arms. survive – that there can be life after the loss of a precious child. Aaron would be in his 30s today. Colleen gets emotional when she There are many ways someone can give back, but Colleen specifictells Aaron’s story because, as any parent who has lost a child knows, ally chose the Stollery Foundation to receive her funds. Her donation the loss never goes away. There were times when Colleen thought she honours the memory of her son, but it also works to establish the wouldn’t be able to survive. Stollery as a centre for excellence in research and patient care. An experience like this could have caused anyone to shut down. “I think the Stollery is a world-class facility for children,” she says. And, while reflecting on Aaron’s fight and his ultimate death from “I just want the wonderful care there to continue, for all the other leukemia, Colleen certainly recalls moments of despair. However, children and their parents.”

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FRESH AIR: Dr. Joanna MacLean’s professional life is dedicated to finding answers for children’s breathing problems.

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One to watch

Breathe

Easy BY John Hardy

A pediatric respirologist balances clinical work with ground-breaking research

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to do research,” she says emphatically. “We can’t improve unless we over the phone, and her enthusiasm is obvious. She is study how we’re doing and what we could do better.” chatty and engaging and she describes herself as fortunate It’s no secret that health care in Canada has a big budget, but it can because her position is as rewarding as it is challenging. also be a very tight budget that does not fund research adequately. Officially, MacLean is a pediatric respirologist and sleep medi- Securing national research funds is fiercely competitive. For example, cine specialist at the Stollery Children’s Hospital. During most the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) funds only about waking hours she maintains a demanding mix of time spent on 20 per cent of applications. This indicates a need for other sources of the ward, in the clinic and engaged in research. “Seventy-five per research funding, and this is where the Stollery Children’s Hospital cent of my time is officially dedicated to research,” she says. “But it’s Foundation can help. The Foundation plays an essential role. Mactricky balancing the needs of the sick patient in front of you with Lean says the funding provided to the Women & Children’s Health future patients.” She’s committed to digging deeper into research, Research Institute (WCHRI) by the Foundation is critical to supportlooking for new answers and better ways to deal with children’s ing researchers such as herself to improve the health of children in breathing problems. the long term. “People understandably “It allows novel and creative MacLean is passionate about the assume that pediatric respirology research that otherwise may not essential need for and tremendous means treating asthma because happen,” she says. “Right now, value of research. asthma is so common. But famfor example, we are finishing ily doctors and pediatricians do the New Breath Study, followa terrific job treating most kids with asthma,” MacLean says. ing up with children who were premature infants, born prior to “We deal more with unusual or severe asthma and other breathing 28 weeks’ gestation, trying to understand how being born early afproblems, such as cystic fibrosis and obstructive sleep apnea.” fects their hearts and lungs in the long term. In another follow-up MacLean explains that, physiologically, children’s breathing prob- study supported by WCHRI we’re looking at preteens who had sleep lems may be similar to problems in adults but health professionals studies while they were babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. underscore two key differences. “First, kids tend not to complain We are measuring how their hearts and lungs are working to underor articulate what’s wrong and how they’re feeling, so they may stand what sleep studies in babies can tell us about long-term not show up in doctor’s offices until they are quite sick,” she says. health.” Follow-ups over the long term help MacLean and her team “And second, while many adult health problems are often related gain new insight. to lifestyle choices, children’s problems are more often related to In her personal life, she is likewise disciplined and also takes the something they are born with.” MacLean notes, though, that profes- long view. She is an accomplished athlete who, among other achievesionals are seeing more kids with health complications from being ments, has competed in the Canadian Death Race, a 125-kilometre overweight or obese than they have in the past. foot race over a mountain range near Grande Cache, Alberta. At the Stollery, in her clinical practice, MacLean thrives on the Professionally, there’s always a full schedule and, whether opportunity to deal directly with the kids and make adjustments to she’s doing clinical or research work, her focus is squarely on the improve their lives. But she’s passionate about the essential need for children. “Working with kids is so very rewarding,” she says. “It truly and tremendous value of research. “It’s irresponsible for society not is a privilege.”

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BY John Hardy

Take Stock A nurse-turned-executive reflects on overseeing a hospital through times of change and challenge

as a pediatric nurse, 20 years of dedication to the Stollery Children’s Hospital and the past four years as its executive director, Linda McConnan claims that she can leave it all behind and insists that she really retired (honestly) at the end of March. “My husband, Ian, is also retired and we wanted to spend more quality time with our two young grandsons, go hiking and canoeing and have more time to travel.” And then comes a wink, a tiny shrug and the trademark Linda McConnan smile: “Of course, I may be back to do some contract work, because I am forever passionate about children’s health and I love the Stollery and this community.” It’s the kind of enthusiasm and caring that has earned Linda the admiration and respect of health care professionals at the Stollery. “I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Linda for over 10 years now,” says Dr. Susan Gilmour, chair of the department of pediatrics for the University of Alberta. “Her thoughtfulness, her insight, and her balanced approach of always keeping children and their families the top priority has made Linda ideal for her role with the Stollery. It’s been great working with her and I will miss her dearly.” Health care professionals weren’t the only ones impressed by Linda’s work. Government officials, corporate and community leaders, and the Foundation all benefitted from her passion and enthusiasm as the hospital’s executive director. For Linda though, the most important people were always the kids and their families. “It’s all about the kids. No matter what our role or what we do, that’s what really matters. When I was in nursing, I had the chance to be very hands-on and be together with the kids. There are no words to properly describe that feeling,” she says with affection. Linda’s time as executive director saw great change as the hospital transitioned from Capital Health to Alberta Health Services (AHS) and then finally she says to the Edmonton Zone branch of AHS. A transition like this can be difficult in the health care industry, but Linda looks back at this feat as one of her greatest accomplishments as executive director. That’s not to say that there weren’t challenges. Professionally, the Stollery’s identity as a hospital is relatively new. When Linda came aboard, there was a lot of policy and procedure on the administrative side that had to be 34

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established. She says that this challenge was overcome thanks to the work of the entire team at the Stollery. Personally, her biggest challenge was to take a step back from direct involvement with patients. “Gradually my professional life and my workdays changed. Like a lot of managers, it was part opportunity and part circumstance. I can’t deny that it was a difficult transition,” Linda says of the shift from patient care. Instead of days spent caring for patients, her administrative role eventually became caring for the people who were caring for patients. “When I first made the switch to administration, I missed the nursing duties and I missed the kids. I was somewhat blessed and cursed. My Stollery administration office was on the fourth floor of the Mackenzie Centre, near the kids, so I could at least see them. That was a good thing but I missed them even more.” As she pretends to be ‘retired,’ she is grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. “It’s all worth it. The Stollery has grown phenomenally, in the numbers of staff and surgeons and the core funding as well as the community funding. It enables the Stollery’s tremendous research. “Most of all, we have grown in our ability help the kids,” Linda says with genuine pride. S TO L L E RY C H I L D R E N ’ S H O S P I TA L F O U N DAT I O N

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donations FROM HEROES

Life Savers The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation wishes to express its gratitude for the following individuals and corporations that play an invaluable role in supporting pediatric care in the community. Donors are recognized in these pages for their support of the foundation.

Honour Roll

This list acknowledges individual and corporate donations of $250 or more made between October 1 and December 31, 2012. 1030604 Alberta Ltd. 1045698 Alberta Ltd. 1113476 Alberta Ltd. o/a Subway #10966 1208798 Alberta Ltd. o/a Szechuan Paramount Restaurant 1214784 Alberta Ltd. 1214784 Alberta Ltd. 1241827 Alberta Inc. 1248474 Alberta Ltd. 1257612 Alberta Ltd. 1288982 Alberta Ltd. 1301245 AB Inc o/a Ryan Sellers 1402669 Alberta Ltd. 1418320 Alberta Ltd. 1441614 Alberta Ltd. 1458072 Alberta Ltd. 1509148 Alberta Ltd. o/a Smokin Eagle Contracting 1509218 Alberta Inc. 1517899 Alberta Ltd. 1518754 Alberta Ltd. 1521596 Alberta Ltd. 1521618 Alberta Inc. 1524666 Alberta Ltd. 1549551 Alberta Inc. 1558379 Alberta Ltd. 1605885 Alberta Ltd. 1632979 Alberta Ltd. 1662394 Alberta Ltd. 1662613 Alberta Ltd. 1667940 Alberta Ltd. 1678910 Alberta Ltd. o/a Tutti Fruitti 2D Contracting Ltd. 3761258 Canada Inc. 4 The Love of The Game 601128 Alberta Ltd. 611641 Alberta Ltd. 746671 Alberta Ltd. o/a Trash Oilfield/ Snow Cat Trash 811660 Alberta Ltd. o/a Charden Towing 872347 Alberta Ltd. 890573 Alberta Ltd. o/a Tim Hortons A & A Automatic Transmission (1988) Ltd. A Cappella Catering A I L Construction Management Inc. A.A.I.A. Northern Chapter Abacus Enterprises Inc. Abbott Laboratories Limited (Abbott Nutrition) Abrams, Darryl Abuan, Audrey Access Insurance Group Ltd. ACCU-Search Inc. Adam, Troy & Shannon Adamas Goldsmiths Ltd. Advantage Hot Tubs Affordable Solutions Plumbing AGS Flexitallic Inc. Air Canada Airbrush Facepainting with Chicklit Alaeddine, Robert Albanese, Christopher Alberta Bottle Depot Association Alberta Carpet & Furnace Cleaning

Alberta Cycle Motorsports Alberta Exchanger Ltd. Alberta Heavy Oil Well Servicing Inc. Alberta Marine Dealers Association Alberta Motor Association - Kingsway Driver Education Alberta R.E. Opportunities Inc. Albrecht, Roger Alcor Real Estate Group Inc. Alegro Projects & Fabricaton Ltd. Alexander, Pradeep Alford, Randy Allan, Maureen Allen, Jodie Allstar Show Industries Inc. Allstate Insurance Sherwood Park All-West Glass Alstad, Beryl Altapro Rainbow International Restoration & Cleaning Altatech Agencies Ltd. Al-Tawil, Joyce Alton, Dan ALTYP Welding & Fabricating (1983) Ltd. Aluma Systems Inc. Ambrozic, Christopher Ames, Brian Amex Electrical Amoah, Edward Amyotte, Jeremy Amyotte, Maria Anderson, Nel Anderson, Sherrie Androschuk, Stephen Ann’s Daycare Ltd. Ansah-Sam, Monica Ansell’s Heating Apollo Machine & Welding Ltd. Aqua Air Systems Ltd. Archibald, Tracy Architecture Arndt Tkalcic Bengert Argus Machine Co. Ltd. Ar-Jay’s Lawn, Garden & Snow Equip. 2000 Armfelt, Larry Armstrong, Janet Armstrong, Jim Arrow Engineering Inc. Art Attack Arthur Murray Dance Studio Arthurs, Tammy Arvadia, Pratik Ascot Property Management Ltd. Ashford, Brian Aspin, Angela Associazione Degli Abrozzesi Associazione Nazionale Alpini Edmonton Assumption Jr/Sr High School Students Union ATB Financial ATCO Electric ATCO Energy Solutions Ltd. ATCO EPIC ATCO Gas ATCO Pipelines ATCO Power Employees & ATCO Power Atwal, Gurpreet Au, Winston Aubin, Cecile Aurora Land Consulting Ltd.

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Austrom, Brian Avonlea Photography Studio Axani Bros. Trucking Ltd. Axani, Alysha Ayotte, Peter B & B Oilfield Maintenance Ltd. Baas, Catharina Babiuk, Deborah Bablitz, Cory Babski, Greg Badger Bonnyville 1006339 Alberta Ltd. Badry, Norman Bains, Balvir Baird, Nikki & Chad Bakos, Eleanor Baltimore, Bryon Balzer, Marlene Banham, Gary Banks, Howard Banks, Travis Barcol Doors & Windows Bar-De Transportation (1999) Ltd. Barkada Grill Inc. Baron, Greg, Dalene & Connor Barr, Dick Barrhead Auto Parts & Salvage Ltd. Barrtech Heavy Equipment Repair Barry, Matthew Basaraba, Con & Rose Marie Battle River Implements Ltd. Bauer, Justin Baxter, Keith BDMW Alberta Inc. Beachcomber Hot Tub Beacon Glass Products Ltd. Beck Antiques & Jewellery Beck, Chris Bedel, Mike Beekeepers Commission of Alberta Beggs, Al Behere, Shraddha Bell Canada Belland, Noel Bellstar Hotels & Resorts Benalto School Benedict, Gail Beniuk, Jeffery Bennett, Alyssa Benoit, Trevor Bentley, Michelle & Thad Benvenuto, Joanna Bergen, Joseph Berglund, Carol Beriault, Pierre Bernard, Helene & Herbert Betty, Toni Bexson Transport Inc. BFI Canada Inc. Bhandal, Surjeet Bhardwaj, Leanne Biamonte, Aurora Biddlecombe, Robert Bieniek, Christina Big Bore Directional Drilling Big Top Tent Rentals Ltd. BioWare ULC Bird, Bonnie Bird, Susan & Reg Bittner, Bradley Bittner, Cindy Bjorklund, Ian & Tyneille Black Diamond Paving Ltd. Black Gold Import Auto Parts Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc Black, Raymond Blackstock, John

Blackstone Oilfield Services Ltd. Blain Weidman Topseller Inc. Blair, Cameron & Lisa Blais, Paul Blake Brown Benefit Walk Blanchette, Clinton Blazin Beads Welding Ltd. Blewette, Myles Blonski, Ed & Alice Blosser, Donald Blue Hills Community School BMO Bank of Montreal Bodnar, Ronald & Gloria Bogdanski, Wesley Bohachyk, Michelle Bolduc, Jordan Boonstra, John Bork, Susanne BOS Solutions Ltd. Bourgoin, Serge Bowen, Greg Bowtye Holdings Ltd. Boyd, Jason Boyd, Stephen Boyko, Carla Boyko, James BP Wealth & Insurance Inc. Braden Mole’s BBQ & Auction Brady, Dean Braiden, Bert Brcic, Vlado Breier, Dan Bremault, John Bretzlaff, Carl Brian Simmons Annual Memorial Ride for Life Briggs, Wilfred (Bill) Britta Brnada, Brent Broadhurst, Chris Brooker, Catherine Brown, Danica Brown, Emily & Garry Brown, Lisa Brown, Rene Bryant, Ken Bubalo Painting Budget Car and Truck Rental of Edmonton Budlong, Allan Buelow Contracting Ltd. Buerger, Erich Bull, Michelle Buller, Elizabeth Bumbeh, Thomas Bunting, Damon Burak, Michelle Burke Group of Companies Limited Butler, John Butler, Walter Buxton, Geri Buyks, Corry Cadderao, Lilibeth Cadoret, Glen Call the Kettle Black Calmont Leasing Ltd. Cameron Canada Corporation - Sunshine Social Club Cameron, James Camilla School Activites Campbell Company of Canada Campbell, Barry Campbell, Craig Canada BrokerLink Inc. Canadian Asian Hospitality Industry Association Canadian Chinese Children’s Choir Association Edmonton Canadian Natural Resources Limited Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canadian Romanian Society of Alberta Canadian Tire - Fort Road Can-Cell Industries Inc. Canem Systems Ltd. Capital Power Corporation Carbert, Garth

Carew, Patrick Carle, John Carlson, Kenneth Carlson, Shannon Carmacks Enterprises Ltd. Carpet Superstore Carrobourg, Ryan Carswell, Betina Casino Yellowhead Social Committee Cathrea, Douglas Cenovus Energy Inc. Century 21 o/a Jayd Realty (1994) Ltd. Cessco Fabrication & Engineering Ltd. CG Five Holdings Ltd. Chambers, Edward Chambers, Lee Changarathil, Thomas Chateau Lighting CHBA - Alberta Chef’s Hat Inc. Chemistry Graduate Students’ Society Department of Chemistry Cheney, Douglas Cheung, Kwan Chianti Cafe & Restaurant Chiaselotti, Paolo Chiem, Anh Children’s Miracle Network Canada Chin, Laine Chisholm, Jarrett Chopin, Ryan Chow, Sau Ying Christian Education Committee Provost United Church Christman, Ernie Chrobak, Andy Chung, Cindy CIBC Cicchini, Joanne CISN City of Cold Lake CKB Construction (2004) Ltd. Clare-Packer, Judy Clark, Lorne Cleall, Ken & Patty Clearly Superior Glass Club Du Soliel of Edmonton Coble, Robert Coco, Sara Coffin, Tom Cogle, James Cold Lake Elementary School Cold Lake Ford Cold Lake Junion B Hockey Club Cold Lake Kinnette Club Cold Lake Liquors Ltd. Cold Lake Middle School Coldwell Banker Home Team Realty Coleman, Katherine & Robert Coles, Nicola Colgate-Palmolive Canada Inc. Commercial Solutions Inc. Con Boland Photography Inc. Connell, Lynne Connie Kennedy Realty Inc. Connie Robertson Realty Inc. Connor, John Connors, Tobi ConocoPhillips Canada Conroy Ross Partners Limited Contain Enviro Services Ltd. Cook, Ryan Cooper, Jay Copeman Healthcare Cornet, Marinus Corus Radio Cory, Shannon Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. Cote, Audrey Country Club Tour Courtepatte, Jasen Courtoreille, Kristina Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown

Craft, D Craig’s No Frills #3947 Cranesmart Systems Crawford, Shane CRB Mechanical Ltd. Croswell, Jodie CRS CraneSystems Inc. Crystal Glass Canada Ltd. CTR Refrigeration Ltd. Cumberland, Lee Cunningham, Graham CWS Industries (Mfg) Corp. Cyclone Welding Ltd. Czar, Rosanne D.S. MacKenzie School Daam Galvanizing Ltd. Dairy Queen Canada Dale, Denis Dane’s Office Services Ltd. Daoust, Jordan Darcy Powlik Realty Inc. Darlene Strang Realty Inc. David B. Ross Prof. Corp. Davies Real Estate Group Ltd. Davies, William Davis, Christopher Davis, Jennifer Davis, Thomas Daytona Capital Corp. DC Drilling Dean, Felicia Deane, John De Boer, Leona & Muzyka, Dr. Raymond Deeb, Tariq Deep, Darlean Deerland Equipment Degner, Annette Dela Cruz, Chona Delaney Veterinary Services Delemont, Daniel Delisle, Laurie Deloitte & Touche LLP Delux Burger Bar (WEM) Ltd. Delux Burger Bar Ltd. Dembinski, Tim Denham, Clifford Derks Formals Desmet, Vera Lynn Dewald, Garry Dewald, Stephan DIALOG Dick, Shona Dimension 3 Trading Enterprises (INT) Inc. Dion, Gus Disney World Wide Services, Inc. Do All Landscape Ltd. Dobie, Amanda Dobrich, John Doherty Insurance Ltd. Donald Shwets Realty Ltd. Donkersgoed, Shannon Dorin, Marla Dorward, Gary Dorward, Sheila Dowgiert, Wojcech Drader, Trish Drake Insurance Draper, Michael Dreco Energy Services ULC Drew, Jodie Duarte, Aleesha Dubilowski, Brenda Dunluce School Duquette, Josephine Durabuilt Windows & Doors Inc. Dutchman Equipment & Rentals Ltd. Dutka, Ryan Dwarika, Dhanyram Dykstra, Matthew Dzus, Bill E.M.A.C. Earth & Iron Inc. East Edmonton Senior Citizens Association Ebertz, Linda Edcon Power Tongs & Oilfield Services Inc. Edge Production Supplies Ltd.

Edmonton & Area Corporate Challenge Edmonton and District Soccer Association Edmonton Area Council One Society Casino Edmonton Cast Iron Repair Company Ltd. Edmonton Catholic Schools Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund Edmonton Community Foundation Edmonton Fire Fighters Grad Class 136 Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort Edmonton Nut & Bolt Edmonton Public TeachersLocal 37 ATA Edmonton Road Test Services Ltd. Edmonton School of Ballet Edmonton Valve & Fitting Inc. Ed’s Auto Salvage Inc. Edson Masonic Lodge No. 68 Edson Slow Pitch Campground Edwardian Enterprises Ltd. Edwards, Doreen Edwards, Patrick EECOL Electric Corp Ehli, Anna Eldon & Anne Foote Fund Elfstedt, Michelle Elite Sportswear & Awards Ltd. Ell, Gordie Elliott, Joel Ellis, Tyler Elsey, Louise Elwi, Alaa Ely Investments Inc. Emmanuel Realty & Investments Inc. Encana Cares Foundation Endeavor Machining Solutions Inc. Enders, Marcie Enders, Stephanie ENMAX Corporation Erickson, Jim Erker, Doreen Erker, Kevin Esch, Edythe Escom Electrical Distributors Inc. Eskiw Realty Inc. Eskiw, Shawna Essential Energy Estate of Jean Gleason McRae Estate of Joseph Herman Rainer Estate of June Koopmans Estate of Lockey Askeland Estate of Louis Herman Joseph Parsons Estephan, Peter Evergreen School Ewachniuk, Sergei Ewanchuk, Audrey Ewanchuk, Glenn Express Employment Professionals Fabricland Facette, Mary Fagnan, Clem Fasttech Tires Performance Fehr, Ron Female Bantam A Hockey Team - Sherwood Park Fendrykowski, Diana Fenske, Neil Ferguson, Bryan Ferguson, Matthew Ferguson, Maxine Fiaco Marketing Inc. Fillmore, Chris & Jessica Finesse Home Living Finnman, Craig

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donations FROM HEROES First Capital Asset Management LP First Student Canada Fischer, Rosanna Fisher, Tom Fleming, Glen Flint Florence MacKenzie Fund Florence, Robert Fluid Life Foot Notes Dance Studio Footz, Gerry Forestburg OES Fouillard, Philip Fournier, Tina Frank’s Sandblasting & Painting Fred D. Lobay Professional Corporation Fred North Charitable Foundation Freeman, Jim Freeman, Laura French, Malena Friederichsen, Ralph Friesen, Beverly Frigon, Joseph Frogbelly Printing Fry, Anne Funk, Clinton FVB Energy Inc. Gadd, Clifford Gaglione, Matthew Gahiza, Deo Galal, Nour Galandak, Milan Galbraith, Dan Galm, Arlene Gamble, John & Mavis Gannon, Cindy Gannon, Monte Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Limited Gateway Entertainment Centre Gateway Trailer Repairs Ltd. Gaudry, Gail Gaulden, Cheryl Gaulden, Christina Gaydar, Frank Gaze, Annette Gazso, Michael Geisler, Gary General Mills Canada Corporation Genevieve (Jean) Whiting Fund Gerbeth, Peter Gering, Amanda Gerrard, Peter Ger-Vee Trucking Ltd. Getz Realty Inc. Geurtsen, Nicholas GFL Environmental West Corporation GGG Realty Inc. Gibeau, Nathan Gibson, Bradford Giese, Ryan Giffen, Barry Gill, Jasmer Gilmour, Steven Giovanni’s Music Give A Kid a Break Glengarry Pharmacy Glenn Fisher Team Ltd. Glick, Murray Gluska, Paul Goerz, Brent Goin, Aaron Goldbar Contractors Inc. Golka, Jeff Goodchild, David Gordon, James Goss, Doug & Joanne & Family Gosselin, Donald Goudreau, Irene Goudreau, Leger Gould, Stephen Government of Alberta Human Services Grady Wine Marketing Graham Ryan Consulting Grainger, Darryl Grant, Kelly

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Grant, Michelle Grasmere School Great Canadian Energy Solutions Great Canadian Roofing, Siding and Windows Great Canadian Roofing Corporation Great Clips, Inc. GreatWest Kenworth Green, Nancy Greenlawn Goodwill Club Gregory, Arthur Grimm, Johnathon Ground, Lisa & Joel Grove RV & Leisure Grover, Michael Gruger, Gregory Grynke, Dwaine Grynn Contracting Ltd. Gulcev, Gurgija Gustavsson, Michael Gylander, Nikita H & E Oilfield Services Ltd. Hagan, Devere Hage, Robin Haggar, Larry Hainstock, Brad Halabi, Keith Halabi, Robby Haliburton, John Hallgren, Gordon & Ginger Halliburton Hamdon, Mouna Hames, Neil Hanas, Terry Hanlis, Elizabeth Hansen, Bruce Hansen, Ray Hansman, Lucille Hardware Grill Harmony Ventures Inc. Harris, Roy Hartsburg, Bryce Hartum, Lilli Hass, Ronald Haven Management Ltd. Hawkes, Tim Hawkins, Cathy Hawryluk, Tanner Hayduk, Matthew Hebert, Janine Henderson, Al Hengen, Wade Henkelman, Jeff Henley, Juliette Henze, Ralph Herder, Heather Hermary, Gilbert Herrick, Michael Hershey Canada Inc. Hess, Jochelyn Hickey, William Highet, Theresa Higo, Karen Higo, Kelly Hi-Kalibre Equipment Ltd. Hill, Douglas Hill, Janelle Hill, Ricky Hislop, Dan Hladky, William Hockett, Debbie Hodges, Trina Hoeing, Maja Holland, Jason Holland, Kerri-Lyn Holm, Sheldon Holowatiuk, Jason Holubitsky, Linda Holy Cross Elementary School Holy Spirit Catholic School Hoong, Khanh Hooper, Timothy Horizon Drilling Inc. Hoy, Randall HRC Tool & Die Manufacturing Ltd. Hrebicek, Tania Hrudey, Christine Hua-Yi Student Association Huber, Ashley Hudgins, Nicholas Hughes, Mark

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Hugh’s Aesthetics Ltd o/a Phamtastic Nails DT Hulewicz, Derek Humble, Chris Humphreys, Melonie & Ian Hunt, Lori Hunter, Rebecca Husch, Michelle Hutton, James Huynh, Dinh Thoai Hydril Canadian Company Ltd. Ibero-American Cultural Society Idenouye, Chris Impark Imperio Da Santissima Trindade Indigo Developments Inc. Infrastructure Interior Design Institute of Cultural Performing Arts Investors Group Financial Services Inc. Irving Consumer Products / Irving Tissue Ivanhoe Cambridge Ivy Lane Registry Inc. J K R Concepts Ltd. J.D. Electric Ltd. J.V. Driver Group Jabs, Jason Jackson, Sue Jackson, Thomas Jackson, William Jacobson, Deanna Jacula, Shawn J’Adore Dance Jam For A Cause Jardine, Tina Jasper Place Lions Club Jayd Pacific Consulting Inc. JD Collison Jean, Daniel Jen Liviniuk Realty Inc. Jill Thomas Realty Inc. JKS Hydraulics JO Engineering Inc. Jocelyn Kennedy Accessories John Darke Magic Johnson, John Johnson, Maria Johnston, Dave Johnstone, Ronald Johnvince Foods Jonzon, Donald Jurgens, Andrea Kaid Construction Ltd. Kalke, Sara Kampen, Lisa Kanke, Waldemar Karpluk, Adrian & Rosalie Kasha, Barbara & Larry Kayat, Anna Keats, Sarah Kellough Enterprises Inc. Ken Sargent Pontiac Buick GMC Ltd. Kennedy, Blair Kern, Trevor Keyera Corp. Keys, Robert Khalaf, Nancy Khalili, Maharam Khullar, Anu Kid’s Time Out Playprogram Kilbank, Melody Kilgour, Trevor Kinder King of Kings Lutheran Church King, Allisen Kinsella, Doug Kirby, Christopher Kirby, Richard & Erin Kirkland Homes Master Builder Kjorlien, Janelle Klak, Gregory Klaus, Tim KMI Canoe Ltd. Knapton, Jason Kniaz, Berani Knight, Albany Knight, Kyla

Knispel, Carolyn Knorr, Misty Knull, Dustin Knull, James Koch, Kim Koehn, Steve Koesling, Alice Kolo Holdings Inc. Kolodziej, Richard Kong, Christine Kong, Ken Kovacs, Agnes Kovlaske, Tehya Kraft Canada Inc. Kraus, George Krooksey’s Consulting Inc. KSB Industrial Services Inc. KSM Inc. Kubiczek, Peter Kuehn, Janet Kurek, Cheryl Kurylow, Ken & Marie L. A. Brayer Holdings Ltd. Lachance, Nicole Laibida, Brian Lakeland Credit Union Lam, Shing Tak Lamb Ford Sales Ltd. Lamontagne, B Landesign Ltd. Landlink Consulting Ltd. Landry, Carla Lane, Dorothy Langston, Margaret Lapointe, Carly Larade, Kyle Laschuk, Nick Lasouski, Richard Lauber, Ryan Lauderdale Afterschool Care Limited Laughing For Love Laura Tosto Realty Inc. Laurie, Andrew Lavergne, Albert Lawrence, Daniel Lawrence, Elebert Lawson, Chad Layton, Justin LBC Canada Inc. LeClair, Cody LeClair, Kimberly Leclerc, Amanda Ledcor Group of Companies Leduc Estates School Leduc Lions Breakfast Club Leduc Minor Hockey Association Adam Myers Memorial Fund Lee, Frankie Lee, Jonathan Lee, Kit Lee, Sean Lee, Suzanna Lefferson, Dan Lehto, Carolyn Leilop, Harry LeMesurier, Lawrence Lennon, Doreen Leppky, Susan Lequier, Laurance Leslie, J Thomas Leslie-Monks, Brenda Letawsky, Dwayne Liakopoulos-Sarlis, Tess Lilge, Janice Lintner-Schiewe, Rhea Litchfield, Diane Litn, Wally Little Hearts Big Dreams Organization Litwyn, Roxanne Liu, Amy Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd. Lo, Kinnson Loiseau, Ron London Drugs Foundation Lorraine Williams Realty Inc. Loruk Farms Ltd Lough, Rick Loughlean, Rhoda Loughside Polled Herefords Louvic Transport Ltd

Lovsin, Frank & Agnes Loyal Order of Moose Luciddream Photography Inc. Lumanlan, Loida Luxus Vacation Properties Lyons, Keith M.C. College MAC Cosmetics MacCalder, Morley MacChan Inc. MacDonald, Elaine MacDonald, Ken MacDonald, Sharon Maciach, Sandra MacInnes, Michael MacIntosh, Lucille MacIsaac, Cheryl MacKenney, Jamie MacKenzie, Rod Mackie, Alexander Mackie, Eugenia MacLachlan & Mitchell Homes Inc. (Micheal & Jane Webb & Family) MacLeod, Cameron MacMillan, Candice MacMillan, Scott Magdiak, Suzanne Magnifica Real Estate Investments Inc. Magrit and Kees Van Staveren R.E. Services Ltd. Maguire, Sean Mah, Edward Mainland Floral Distributors Ltd. Majeau, Laverne Major Overhaul and Equipment Repair Inc. Major, Hal Makelki, Larry Malcolm, Mark Maloney, Dean Malysh, Charles Mama 2 B Maternity Boutique Inc. Manz, Debbie Marano, Mick Marcovitch, Michael Marianne Horvat Holdings Inc. Markland Holding Inc. Marroquin, Jaime Marshall, Janet Martin, Jennifer Martin, Lisa Martin, Merrill Masco Mason, Alexander Masquerade Ball Massa, Ed Mastroprimiano, Rhonda Mattiello, John Mawji Family Max & Maude Maxxam Analytics International Corp. Mayo, Sean Mazzotta, Jason McCallum, Leah McCarthy, Shane McCartney, Brent McConnan, Ian & Linda McConnell, Ronald McCorgvodale, Malcolm McCowan, Frances McDannold, Greg McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd McDougall, Allison McFarland, James McGovern, Paul McGrath, James McHale, Donna McKee Foods Canada Ltd. McKiel, Michelle McKinney Machine Company Ltd. McLaughlin, Randell McLean, Victoria McLeod, Duncan McMahon, Marc McNally, Alistair McRae, Doug

Medical Imaging Consultants Meilleur, Jay Meindersma, Linda Melin, Arthur Mendes, Melissa Mercier, Armand Meredith, Robert Mergl, Peter Merrithew, Greg Metamorphosis Skin Care Clinic Ltd. Metchooyeh, Brandon Mewassin United Church Sunday School Michalyk, Judy Michaud, Jeffrey Michaud, Laura Michels Canada Co. Michener, Ian Miller Thomson LLP Miller, Grant Miller, Jennifer Miller, Lisa Miller, Trista Mills Motor Inc. Millstone Homes Inc. Moallin, Hassan Moeller, Lori Moir, John Moir, Riley Mok, Mary Moldenhauer, Zachary Monarch Exterior Centre Inc. Monarch Supply Ltd. Mooney, Pat Morad, Mark Morris, Jack Morrison, George Morrison, Keith Morrison, Nadine Morrison, Ricky Motion Machinery Ltd. Motton, Henry Mr. Lube Foundation MTL Inspection Group Inc. Mudliar, Sada Mulcahey, Gavin Mullback, Barry Mullback, Chester Mullet for Munchkins Mundle, Richard Muranetz, Michael Murphy, Jennifer Murphy, Michael & Anne Murphy, Ryan Murray Grayson Welding Musgrave Agencies Hospitality Inns & Suites Musgrave Millwork & Cabinetry Ltd. Mustang Controls Ltd. Muth Electrical Management Inc. Muzyka, Dr. Raymond & De Boer, Leona My Home Health Care Myshak Sales & Rentals Ltd. Nabors Drilling Nagy, Gabor Naheed, Kishwar Narayan, Sam Navratil, Rhonda Nealon, Jim Necyk, Lori Nel, Yvonne Nelson Heights School Nelson, Dick Nelson, Joan Neufeld Propane Ng, Calvin Ng, Tsz Kan Nguyen, Iris Nichol, Colleen Nick Golden Realty Ltd. Nikitin, Paulette Nikolic, Kelly Noblet, Audrey Nolan, Allen Nonay, Lara Noor-Allah Manji Professional Corporation o/a Today’s Dental Nortech

North East Bulk Transportation Services Ltd. Northern Alberta Dairy Queen Operators Association Northern Bear Golf Club Northern Lights Lion Club Northgate Industries Ltd. Norton Denture Care Center Inc. Norton, Wayne NOV Wilson Social Club Nowostawsky, Ihor NRG Research Group Inc. NRG Systems Inc. O’Brien, Jean Odvod Publishing Inc. Oil City Crane Service Ltd. Oil Country Engineering Services Ltd. Oil Country Sandblasting OK Tire Oksanen, Kimberly Oldenburger, Shane Olson, Frances Optimum Inspection Services Ltd. Order of the Royal Purple Lodge #242 Order of the Royal Purple Lodge #318 of Eaglesham Order of the Royal Purple Lodge #80 Orion Building Maintenance (OBM) Ltd. O’Shea, Chris O’Shea-Thomas, Beverly Osmond, Jennifer OSUM Oil Sands Corp. Otteson, Roger Ouellette, Patricia Ouimet, Cody Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Owerko, Ronald P.H.A.T. Training Inc. Pallett, Geoffrey Palmer, Alison Pals Geomatics Corp Pandher, Manjit Paquette, Helena Parent, Shane Parhar, Kanwaljit Parkin South, John Parkland County Parkland Respiratory Care Ltd. Parlee McLaws LLP PartyLite Pashko, Benita Pasula, Barb Pat Liviniuk Realty Inc. Patey, Rosie Pat’s Auto Bumper to Bumper Patterson Drilling Paul, Jason Paulmert, Carol & Marcel Pavone, Michael Payne, Cassie PCL Constructors Inc. Peacock, Timothy Peco Electrical Ltd. Pelchat, Kevin Penn West Exploration Penner, Randy Persaud, Michael Petaske, Ryan Peter Li Professional Corporation Peter Muller Realty Inc. Peterson, Brian Petra Contracting Philipenko, Ryan Phillips, Les Philps, Dennis Phoneco Inc. Pinder, Doug Pineridge Golf Resort Pino, Michael Pirani Group of Companies Pisesky, Laureen Pittman, Jesse Pizza Pizza/Pizza 73

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Plant, John Plant, Randy Plitt, Cameron Podryhula-Shaw, Sophia Poetz, Florence Pohl, Robert Pohranychny, Gaylene & Dwayne Pol, Albert Pollock, Ron Pon, Dave Pon, Sandy Portuguese Musical Society (Edmonton) Portuguese Open Golf Tournament Posty, Carrie Powder, Denis & Tamara Power, Roger Praxair Canada Inc. Precision Drilling Premay Equipment LP Prevost, Claudette Price Steel Ltd. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Primrose, David Princess House Canada Prins, Susan Priority Maintenance Ltd. Pritchard, Robert & Anita Prototech Services Ltd. Proulx, Daylen Pruski, Dorian Pryma, Roslyn Puddicombe, Grant Pure Spirit Water Services Ltd. Qualimet Inc. Quintal, Randy Quintal, Wayne R & D Trailer Rentals Ltd. R & R Holdings R. A. Hodgson Industrial Design Ltd. R/S Contracting & Excavating Ltd. Radbourne, Dean Radmanovich, Don & Constance Raeglen and Aristala Enterprises Inc. Ralph & Gay Young Family Fund Ramahi, Bashar Ramahi, Yazan Ramco Painting Ltd. Ramco Foundation Repairs Rampage Welding Ramsay, Gillian Ray’s Airspray Ltd. RBC RBC Children’s Mental Health Project RBC Foundation RBW Enterprises Ltd. RE/MAX Prairie Realty RE/MAX River City - Lampas Holdings Ltd. RE/MAX Vision Realty Reaper, Elaine Red Deer Lighting Reeson, Rick Regent Supply Regione Molise Associazone Dei Sanniti Regnier, Timothy Reich, Mike Reid, Jamie Reid, Michael Reinhart, Connor Reliance Industrial Products Ltd. Renatus Incorporated Renegade Renz, Norman Reschke, Steve Rescom Inc. Resendes, Angie Reynolds Mirth, Richards & Farmer LLP Reynolds, Robert Rheaume, John Rhind, John Rice, Lisa

Richardson, Jeff Richardson, Mary Richardson, Nicole Rigney, Penny Riley’s Welding Service Ringness, Kerry Risby, Braden Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Ritchie, Robert Ritter, Duane Roadway Trailers Ltd. Robert F McLeod Realty Ltd. Robert, Gilles & Danielle Roberts, Tyler Robertson, Caroline Robertson-Griffin, Tiffaney Robinson, Dorothy Robinson, Kelly Rochat, Marcel Roche, Elva Rochefort, Shauwn Rock Water Energy Solutions Rockland Landscaping Supplies Ltd. Roger Hawryluk Realty Inc. Roger’s Financial Management Corp. Rogers, Wanda Rolfe, Cheryl RONA Sherwood Park #239 Roofmart Alberta Inc. Rooyakkers, Sandra Rose, Bonnie Rose, Steve Rosychuk, Rhonda Rotorchrome Industries Inc. Round Hill School Rousseau, Norman Rowbotham, Linda Roy, Alison Royal Mayfair Golf Club Royal Park Realty Roycroft, Kay Royer, Denise Ruf, Brian Ruptash, Jay Rurka, Sharon Russell, Karen Russo Innovative Hair Design Ryan Henderson Memorial Fund Ryan Scrap Ryan, David Ryan, John S & P Backhoe Services Ltd. Sagelink Sam Elias Realty Inc. Samis, Georgina Sammon, Peter & Christine Sand, Robert Sande, Phil Sandhu, Shami Sarno, Fernanda Savanna Drilling Save-On-Foods Sawchuk, Steven SB Marcus Property Management Ltd. Scanks, Rod Schaffer, Patrick Schalin, Peter Schlegl, Bob Schlumberger Canada Ltd. Schmidt, Joe Schmidt, Morgan Schneider, Walter Schnyder, George Schoenknecht, Brian Schroffel, Ryan Schug, Warren Schwitzer, Jennifer Scotiabank Scott, Jeffrey Sean Marshall Consulting Ltd. Sean Sargent Toyota Seguin, Robert Select Communications Inc. dba Select Call Centre Semerra Oilfield Senio Wealth Management Group Senior Citizens Club 55 of Edmonton Senyk, Dianna

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Servco Oilfield Supply Canada Ltd. Shandrie Lewis Realty Ltd. Shapko, Josephine Sharp, Tom Shaw Shaw, G Shea, Brian & Michele Sheers, Linda Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Alberta Shell Sheppard, Dolores Sherwood Dental Inc. Sherwood Park Detachment Social Club Sherwood Park Elks 481 Shiel, Beverly Shin, Chunbeom Shirley, Deborah Shoppers Drug Mart/ Pharmaprix Life Foundation Showtech Power & Lighting Sidhu, Ramanpreet Siding Contractors Association of Alberta Simoneau, Raymond Sims, Mary-Lou Sinbad School of Sailing Sinclair, Duncan Singh, Curtis Sinha, Dave Site Energy Services Skochylas, Ed Slater, Doreen Slave Lake Thunder Novice 1 Smid, Ladislav Smile Dental L. Neale, J. Pan & H. Nguyen Professional Corp. Smiles For Life Foundation Smith, Richard Smith, Stephanie Smithson Real Estate Services Ltd. SMS Equipment Inc. Snellen, Cornelia Socholotuik, Jeneen Soleo Enterprises Inc. Solstice Canada Corp. Son-Cur Contracting Ltd. Soudarat Kousonsavath Professional Corp Southern Pressure Testers Ltd. Southgate Buick GMC Spartan Controls Ltd. Spectrum Mechanical Ltd. Spero, Geoff Spiker Equipment Spiker, Darcy Spiro Auto Brokers Spooner, David Sprague-Rosser Contracting Spur Oilfield Services Ltd. St. Dominic School St. Francis Food Bank Association St. George, Brett St. Jean, David St. Mark’s Chapel Guild Stabbler Stollery Showdown Staff Recreational Fund Star Mechanical Edm Ltd. Steckly, Brent Steed, Sean Steele, Greg Steinhauer, Sharleen Stephan, Shannon Stephen Dubetz o/a The Balloon Gang Stephens Loch, Corey Stephens, Sheryl Stevens, Nigel Stockdale, Shawn & Lisa Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation Fund Stollery, Jonathan Donald Stone, Robert Stone, Susan Storry Real Estate Strachan, Eric Stranaghan, Karen Strathcona County Streamline Mechanical

Stubbs, Kimberley Stuve, Doug Suecroft, Tarence Suggitt Publishing Ltd. Sulz, Mark Sun Christmas Charity Auction Sunarch Enterprises Ltd. Suncor Energy Inc. Sun-Rype Products Ltd. Sutherland, Bernadette Sylvestre, Gregory Symcor Syncrude Canada Ltd. T & G Holding Ltd. T & L Aggregates Ltd. Takats, Margaret Tamburrino, Daniel Tamke, Trevor Tanner, Casey Tarnowski, Wesley Tartan Controls Inc. Taylor, Anne Taylor, Brian TD Bank Group TDM Farms Ltd. Team Rig Technicare Imaging Ltd. Tele-Connex TELUS Temple, Lance Terra-Form Construction Inc. Tessier Marketing Inc. Tessier, Marcel The 1492 Discovery Society The Co-operators - D & N Niehaus Agencies Ltd. The Edmonton Northgate Lions Club The English Family The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge The Haunted Hike The Makk Grand Opening The Melting Pot Edmonton The Next Generation (Kent Clark) Realty Inc. The Next Generation Real Estate Corporation The Rig Shop Ltd. Therio Oilfield Contracting Ltd. Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta Thesen, Dorothy Thomas, Daniel Thomas, Greg Thompson, Glen Thompson, Lorne Thomson, Jim Thomson, Murray Thorneloe, Barry Thorsen, Gladys Throndson, Dale Thurber Management Ltd. Thurston, James Tillack, Laura Tim Hortons Tire Village Titan Construction (1989) Ltd. TJ Three Ltd. Tkachuk, Whitney Tober, Caren Toker, Corey Tokyo Express Tomlinson, Ian Tomlinson, Jay Tomniuk, Robert Topco Oilsite Products Ltd. Tostyniuk, Darcy Trac Energy Services Ltd. Trainor, Shawn Trellis Steele Construction Ltd. Triple D Auto Repair & Welding Tri-Service Oilfield Manufacturing Ltd. Tri-Town Registries Trommeshauser, Fredrick Truant, Dino Trush, Ivan Tsougrianis, Peter Tsui, Irene Tucker, Willard

Tulk, Daryl Tunke, Donna Turchansky, Christopher Turner, Bonnie Twin Willows Business Ladies Golf League Twisted Sisters Tycholaz, Pam Uhlich, Stephanie Ultra Seat Corporation Union 52 Benevolent Society (Civic Service Union 52) United Way of Calgary, Donor Choice Program United Way of Fort McMurray United Way of the Alberta Capital Region United Way of the Lower Mainland Universal Surveys Inc. Unlimited Industries Ltd. Urban Metropolis Entertainment Group Urkow, Lindsay URS Flint Lakeland Region V & S Excavating Ltd. Vaage, Aaron & Carolyn Valente, Battista Vallee, Gerard Valley Zoo Development Society Value Drug Mart Van De Walle R.E. Group Ltd. Van Egmond, Rachel Van Steenbergen, Sandra Vansevenandt, Keith Varela, Lorelei Veenstra, Loretta Vega, Justin Vegreville Elks #143 Verhagen, Andy Verklan Contract Services Ltd. Vermilion Valley Auto Parts Vetro, Michelle & Anthony Vic 94-96 Soccer Girls Vogel, Christina W.F. Welding & Overhead Cranes Ltd. Waddell, Trevor Wainman, Caroline Waiward Construction Management Inc. Waldie, Georgette Walker, Barry & Valerie Walker, Dallas & Ruth Walker, Mark Wall, Trevor Wally Hawryluk Realty Inc. Walmart Canada Walsh, Marcus Walt Disney Worldwide Services, Inc. Wanlin, Bob Wapiti Carriers Inc. Ward, Anthony Warner, Jeffery Waronek, Monte Watson, Cynthia & Mac Watt, Daryl Wawrynchuk, Kevin Wayne Walters Realty A Division of 1337363 AB Ltd. Weatherford Canada Partnership Webber, Thomas Weber, Rose Weir Family Fund Weir, Rhonda Wenger, Laurence Wenger, Sherri Wesley Holding Ltd. West Country Waterworks West End Gallery Westbrook, Ian Westerman, Grace Western Energy Services Corp. Western Hard-Chrome Plating Co. Ltd. Whaley, Margaret Wheeler, Jeannette Whitelightning Construction Ltd.

Whittaker, Jody Whyte, Gilford Wide Flange Beam Inc. William & Florence Lede Family Foundation William Huff Advertising Ltd. Willie, Crystal Willis, Dawn Wilneff, Gary & Olivia Wimmer, Dave Windship Advertising Wirth, Georgia Wolsey, Catherine Wong, Jenny Wong, Joanna Wong, Paul Wong, Phillip Wong, Shirley Wood, Ralph Workers’ Compensation Board Woywitka, Cory Wright, Darlene Wright, Forrest Xie-Gordon, Fang Yakiwchuk, Diane & Fred Yan, Stephen Yang, Sam Yanish, Roderick Yap, Ah Hock Yau, Kelvin Ye Olde Craft Masonic Lodge #196 Yeung, Clifton Yeung, Noreen Yiu-Yeung, Winnie Young, Gordon Young, Ryan & Tracey Your Country Realtor Inc. Yu, Amy Yu, Sheung Oi Yurdiga, Daniel Yurkovich, Joseph Zacharias, Edna Zaniewicz, Barbro Zaprawa, Butch Zelinski, Leo Zender, Audrey Zeschuk, Greg Zhi Yang Inner City Seniors Recreational Club Zikadri Apartments Zinterer, Andy Zucht, Irene Zucht, William Zurich

Bozak, Jack Brettnell, Donald Brodyk, Aaron Broen, Clay Bucknell, Harold Burgess, Elan Deanna Elizabeth Burrows, Alexander Butler, Rebecca Byram, Joyce Cameron, Avery Marie Campbell, Kylie Marie Campbell, Moira Cartier, Leo Cavanagh, Agnes (Anne) Cavanagh, Robert Champagne, Vincent Changarathil, Matthew Joseph Thomas Child, Nathan Christie, Agnes Christman, Herb Cole, Linda Cook, Jonathan Cooper, Kendall Courtney, Delave Crerar, Liam Cromarty, Anika Sunshine Cuthill, Midge Darwish, Azza Daskaluk, Wanda Davis, Thomas Edward Dawson, Margaret DeLeeuw, Miles DeLuca, Madden Denham, Kieryn Desmet, Dorothy Dickau, Brett Diep, Madeline Dirks, Arnolda Dittmer, Carl Dmyterko, Doreen Dmytrash, Mary Dobos, Fay Douglas, James (Jim) Dowhaniuk, Bill & Vina Doyle, Brenna Drew Dudzic, Paolina Dusterhoft, Alvin Elanik, Bruce Elanik, Mike Ellaschuk, Harold Elliott, David Elliott, Donald Ellis, Janet Etty, George Shining Stars Fagnan, Emily This list acknowledges Farnham, Lavina memorial donations Colleen (Viny) made between October 1 Fedoration, Ronald John and December 31, 2012. Fedyna, Mrs. Feldberg, August Albersworth, Jaxin Felstad, Zachary Allard, Bella Louise Ferguson, Andrew Alm, Al Fiebich, Irma Andersen, Herb Filipchuk, William Anderson, Gena George (Bill) Anderson, Sydney Finkelstein, Sophie Andrusiak, James Forchuk, Brett Ansorger, Myrtle Archer-Porter, Nicole Madison Fordyce, Derek Frame, William Aston, Leo Richard (Len) Fulkerth, Rod Ausford, Susan Gainey, Betty Avery, Frederick Gallen, Beth Avery, Olga Garbolinski, Alan Babcock, William Gardiner, Darcy Franklin (Frank) Gartner, Tracy Baird, Ellie Morgan Gatzki, Hilda Baldwin, Teanna Gaulter, David Barnes, Aidan George, Maddie Betty Baron, Gavin Gilchrist, Emma Barry, Lorne Frederick Glenn & Tracy Battle, Tom Gooch, Eric Paul Bauman, Derek Gordeyko, Helen Becker, Christine Gordon, Synna Bell, Mildred Gramiak, Rita Belland, Ryan Grant, William Allan (Bill) Berg, Norman Gray, Josephine (Jo) Berger, Emma Grenke, Ed Beriault, Michael Ground, Ambee Beynon, Dianna Grue, Raymond Billington, Laurie Ha, Andy Bogart, Deborah Lynn Hall, Gracen Bonnar, Steven

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donations FROM HEROES Hanwell, Avery Hanwell, Janet Harder, Janice Heit, Nathalie Henderson, Ryan Henderson, Shirley Hickey, Dylan Hillbom, Bree & Mitchell Hodge, Gordon Hodges, Ronald Holinaty, Mary Hooper, George Hoover, Alexander Hopfe, Rick Horley, Edith Hornshaw, Tyler David Hubert, Eva (Moeller) Huntley, Dejanelle Legacie Ibsen, Noah & Jayden Ireland, Justin Iskiw, Alice Iverach, Esther Janzen, Joyce Jean, Doris Johnfitch, Herbert Johnson, Kale Jones, Rachel Makayla Jung, Dave Kenta, May Kerr, Bryce Kerr, Nolan Kitaguchi, Scott Kitura, Ashley Klak, Haley Nicole Klein, Christine Knahs, Jordan Koesling, Kurt Konopelka-Milkovich, Irene Kropp, Lydia Kuefler, Rachelle Kuzik, Mary Laarz, Albert Lake, Timothy (Brian) Lake, William Alvin (Al) Lamothe, Diane Larson, Annie Larson, Nan Lawrence, Amilda Lawrence, Douglas Lennon, George Richardson (Rick) L’Heureux, Shawn Liakopoulos, Georgia Lindballe, Scott Lindquist, Florence Linton, Avery Laine Lohouse, Courtney Lovdahl, David Lund, Albert William MacDairmid, Frazer Mackenzie, Sobie MacNichol, Nanette Madan, Priya Rani Magusiak, Mary Malysh, Alysha Mari, John Marinoski, Louis Marks, Lauryn Marshall, Carley Paige Martel, Yvon Joseph Martin, Brianna Martin, Lily Alma Marguerite Matheson, Liliane McCall, Zaria McCallough, Peggy McConaghy, Aidan McCormack, Samuel Augustus James McCullough, Patricia Ruth McKinnon, Joseph & May McLachlan, Lindsey McNabb, Audrey Meyers, Les Miedema, Olivia Paige Minchau, Carol Minchau, Walter Mittelsteadt, Heather Mizier, Steve Moncrieff, Ethel Morrison, Douglas James Mullaley, Terri Murphy, Brayden Ness, Austin Neuman, Ralph

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