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Meet Arthur
Arthur was two months old when he was first admitted to
hospital where he had to undergo four surgeries.
The cardiac arrest happened soon after the fourth operation.

Meet Dominic
Dominic Cozzolino scored on his very first shot in sledge
hockey – how’s that for a sign?

Meet Maria
“My disability doesn’t define me,” she stressed.
“Yes, it’s a part of me, but that doesn’t shape me as
a person…I pull all-nighters to finish my assignments
just like you.”
- Maria

 

Meet Andrew
Andrew is a former Holland Bloorview client who
credits the hospital with giving back his life, and
helping him get back on his board to compete in the
sport he loves.

Meet Sydnee
"We didn't know it was possible for children to have
a stroke. 
I don’t think anyone we knew thought it was
possible." - Sydnee's parents.

Meet Alison
Alison first came to Holland Bloorview when she was
six months old and essentially grew up with the hospital.
Some of her first memories are splashing around in the
hospital’s warm pool.

Meet Levi
Today, he’s a virtual maestro, making and leading
music, growing with confidence, and showing the
restorative power of music therapy.  

Meet Gavi
"She’s super sweet, funny, smart, creative and
emotionally sophisticated. She can also be sassy,
and a pain in the butt if she wants to be." - Gavi's dad.

Meet Jillian
When asked if she will continue to be vocal about
changing the perception of kids with disabilities, she
leaned forward and said in a very confident tone,
"You are very correct."

Meet Emma
Emma wants to be a photographer one day and use
a lens to show the world what she sees. 


Meet Lauryn
Get up and Go program helps teen move from pain
to possibilities. 

 


Meet Malakhai and Nathaniel
When Malakhai talks about his brother Nathaniel, what
he enjoys talking about most is shared experiences and
memories, things they like to do together.

Meet Gabbie 
It takes her longer to learn and do things like pick up 
a paint brush or kick a ball. These simple activities 
that most kids take for granted are harder for Gabbie 
– but not impossible.


Meet Jacqueline
While her confidence at school is set to soar,
Jacqueline’s confidence in herself is already solid.
“She’s kind, but she also stands up for herself and others."

Meet Nicholas
Constable Joe McDougall’s son, Nicholas, has spent
20 of his 23 years at Holland Bloorview.


Meet Matthew
In January, twelve-year-old Matthew tried to read a 
flyer on a bulletin board. He tried to focus but 
something was wrong. 


Meet Jadine
Sometimes people look at me and
they only see the wheelchair. They don’t see the real person.


Meet Wesley
I remember when Wesley couldn’t roll over, couldn’t
walk, couldn’t move.


Meet Eric
"It's time to move from autism awareness to autism
acceptance." s
ays Eric's mom, Sharon.

 

 "It's time to move from autism awareness to autism acceptance."


Meet Zach
Zach's always looking for the positive. He has his
down days like any kid with a disability, but 99 per cent
of the time, he’s up for some fun.


Meet Payton
At 21 months, I didn't even know if Payton could
say one word.

Meet Christina 
Whether it’s attending university or starting a career, 
you can be sure Cristina will make the necessary 
adjustments to succeed. 


Meet Remy
When you have a concussion, you look like you're
fine. But you're not.


Meet Susan
My wish is to live in a society where people with
autism can be understood and accepted.


Meet Fei
Music has turned Fei from a little shy boy into 
a confident young man.

Meet Selina
Selina's parents travelled from Trinidad to Toronto so 
that Selina could receive care at Holland Bloorview.


Meet Hayden 
“When you navigate around the city as a disabled
person you have to think about things other people
don't think about”


Meet Alessia
Fifteen-year-old Alessia feels like she’s living in a bubble  
a bubble she can’t wait to burst.