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Ada

Ada

It’s so very hard to think of that day. Even now, almost five years later, we still celebrate our daughter Ada’s birthday the weekend after, because we can’t pull ourselves into a party mode on that particular date. Ada’s birth accident was like a train hitting us at...

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Tanya

Tanya

Every year, when the weather gets warmer, I get excited because summer is around the corner, and this means that I’ll be returning to Camp Massawippi – one of my favorite places to be. My name is Tanya, and I’m 28 years old. I was born with no...

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Peyton

Peyton

One morning, during Peyton’s third week of kindergarten, she turned to us and asked “is there anything wrong with my eyes?” Some of the older children at school had been teasing her, saying they don’t like her eyes and that they gross her out....

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Caroline

Caroline

All parents worry the first time their child sleeps away from home. If you have a child with special needs, the concerns are even greater. When Caroline first told us she wants to go to sleep-away camp a few summers ago, our reaction was...

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Aselin

Aselin

Hi, my name is Aselin. I am 8 years old. I got my hearing aids when I was 3. My mom and dad were worried that I would not be able to do everything I wanted to do but I taught them that I could do anything I wanted to. I have been going to the...

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Bennett

Bennett

Hi, my name is Aselin. I am 8 years old. I got my hearing aids when I was 3. My mom and dad were worried that I would not be able to do everything I wanted to do but I taught them that I could do anything I wanted to. I have been going to the...

read more
Senna

Senna

Before entering the MAB-Mackay Centre for the first time, I didn’t know much about it. I knew it provided services to handicapped children, but little beyond that. It took only the first visit to realize that something very special happened...

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Matteo

Matteo

When becoming a parent for the first time, nobody prepares you for the worries that start the second your baby is born. With every little twitch, hiccup or cough, you wonder, is that normal? In most cases, the answer would be yes, but for...

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Zachary

Zachary

It's hard to say when exactly it was that we fell in love with the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Center. Looking back, it was probably some time after our son Matteo was recovering from his successful stem cell transplant, when he was taken under...

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Avi

Avi

It was one of the most difficult moments in our lives. Even though he was asleep, seeing my beautiful baby boy strapped to the bed for an MRI test, only to find out that our life would be filled with challenges. Zachary was born five weeks...

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River

River

It was a beautiful, early spring day, and the sun was melting the last of the snow away. Montrealers were reveling in the warmth of the sunshine, as we walked forebodingly to our son’s appointment with his pediatrician. It was a day we will never forget – our world...

read more
Matty

Matty

Although we thought we were fairly well-prepared for our first baby, some things you just can’t plan for. Our son River was actually born in the ambulance on the way to the hospital! We’ll never know exactly what happened, but something went...

read more
Libby

Libby

We still remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting in front of a neurosurgeon as he told us that our infant son had a condition called hydrocephalus – a word we’d never even heard of before. Our son Mathieu (affectionately known to all as...

read more
Charley

Charley

It was one of the most difficult moments in our lives. Even though he was asleep, seeing my beautiful baby boy strapped to the bed for an MRI test, only to find out that our life would be filled with challenges. Zachary was born five weeks...

read more
Ainsley at 11

Ainsley at 11

We were planning a special party that weekend to reveal the sex of our new baby to our family and friends. As the ultrasound technician pressed down on my belly, we anxiously tried to make out our baby on the computer monitor. Suddenly, she...

read more
Ainsley

Ainsley

I’ve written to you in the past to share our family’s story of how your generous support for the MAB-Mackay helped give our daughter Ainsley a brighter future. It’s been four years since my last letter to you, when Ainsley was seven. Let me give...

read more
Maxine

Maxine

The team at MAB-Mackay is family! Raising a child such as Ainsley, who has special needs, is often difficult, frustrating, beautiful and touching, always full of love. As Ainsley`s grandfather says “it takes a village to raise a child” and we absolutely...

read more
Mike

Mike

Hi, my name is Aselin. I am 8 years old. I got my hearing aids when I was 3. My mom and dad were worried that I would not be able to do everything I wanted to do but I taught them that I could do anything I wanted to. I have been going to the...

read more
SEAN

SEAN

Before entering the MAB-Mackay Centre for the first time, I didn’t know much about it. I knew it provided services to handicapped children, but little beyond that. It took only the first visit to realize that something very special happened...

read more
James

James

All parents worry the first time their child sleeps away from home. If you have a child with special needs, the concerns are even greater. When Caroline first told us she wants to go to sleep-away camp a few summers ago, our reaction was...

read more
Qita

Qita

Every year, when the weather gets warmer, I get excited because summer is around the corner, and this means that I’ll be returning to Camp Massawippi – one of my favorite places to be. My name is Tanya, and I’m 28 years old. I was born with no...

read more
Dany

Dany

Although we thought we were fairly well-prepared for our first baby, some things you just can’t plan for. Our son River was actually born in the ambulance on the way to the hospital! We’ll never know exactly what happened, but something went...

read more
Manon

Manon

Before entering the MAB-Mackay Centre for the first time, I didn’t know much about it. I knew it provided services to handicapped children, but little beyond that. It took only the first visit to realize that something very special happened...

read more
Kenneth

Kenneth

It was about ten years ago, as I drove my daughter to her dance class after school, that I first noticed my vision was deteriorating. It was becoming harder to recognize people or read signs, too much light began giving me headaches, and I could...

read more
George & Rhona

George & Rhona

I thought I’d reached the end of the street, but had inadvertently walked directly in the middle of the traffic. It was one of the scariest moments since I started my training with the white cane. Be brave, I told myself. I concentrated hard on...

read more
Ada

Ada

It’s so very hard to think of that day. Even now, almost five years later, we still celebrate our daughter Ada’s birthday the weekend after, because we can’t pull ourselves into a party mode on that particular date. Ada’s birth accident was like a train hitting us at...

read more
Tanya

Tanya

Every year, when the weather gets warmer, I get excited because summer is around the corner, and this means that I’ll be returning to Camp Massawippi – one of my favorite places to be. My name is Tanya, and I’m 28 years old. I was born with no...

read more
Peyton

Peyton

One morning, during Peyton’s third week of kindergarten, she turned to us and asked “is there anything wrong with my eyes?” Some of the older children at school had been teasing her, saying they don’t like her eyes and that they gross her out....

read more
Caroline

Caroline

All parents worry the first time their child sleeps away from home. If you have a child with special needs, the concerns are even greater. When Caroline first told us she wants to go to sleep-away camp a few summers ago, our reaction was...

read more
Aselin

Aselin

Hi, my name is Aselin. I am 8 years old. I got my hearing aids when I was 3. My mom and dad were worried that I would not be able to do everything I wanted to do but I taught them that I could do anything I wanted to. I have been going to the...

read more
Bennett

Bennett

Hi, my name is Aselin. I am 8 years old. I got my hearing aids when I was 3. My mom and dad were worried that I would not be able to do everything I wanted to do but I taught them that I could do anything I wanted to. I have been going to the...

read more
Senna

Senna

Before entering the MAB-Mackay Centre for the first time, I didn’t know much about it. I knew it provided services to handicapped children, but little beyond that. It took only the first visit to realize that something very special happened...

read more
Matteo

Matteo

When becoming a parent for the first time, nobody prepares you for the worries that start the second your baby is born. With every little twitch, hiccup or cough, you wonder, is that normal? In most cases, the answer would be yes, but for...

read more
Zachary

Zachary

It's hard to say when exactly it was that we fell in love with the MAB-Mackay Rehabilitation Center. Looking back, it was probably some time after our son Matteo was recovering from his successful stem cell transplant, when he was taken under...

read more
Avi

Avi

It was one of the most difficult moments in our lives. Even though he was asleep, seeing my beautiful baby boy strapped to the bed for an MRI test, only to find out that our life would be filled with challenges. Zachary was born five weeks...

read more
River

River

It was a beautiful, early spring day, and the sun was melting the last of the snow away. Montrealers were reveling in the warmth of the sunshine, as we walked forebodingly to our son’s appointment with his pediatrician. It was a day we will never forget – our world...

read more
Matty

Matty

Although we thought we were fairly well-prepared for our first baby, some things you just can’t plan for. Our son River was actually born in the ambulance on the way to the hospital! We’ll never know exactly what happened, but something went...

read more
Libby

Libby

We still remember it like it was yesterday. Sitting in front of a neurosurgeon as he told us that our infant son had a condition called hydrocephalus – a word we’d never even heard of before. Our son Mathieu (affectionately known to all as...

read more
Charley

Charley

It was one of the most difficult moments in our lives. Even though he was asleep, seeing my beautiful baby boy strapped to the bed for an MRI test, only to find out that our life would be filled with challenges. Zachary was born five weeks...

read more
Ainsley at 11

Ainsley at 11

We were planning a special party that weekend to reveal the sex of our new baby to our family and friends. As the ultrasound technician pressed down on my belly, we anxiously tried to make out our baby on the computer monitor. Suddenly, she...

read more
Ainsley

Ainsley

I’ve written to you in the past to share our family’s story of how your generous support for the MAB-Mackay helped give our daughter Ainsley a brighter future. It’s been four years since my last letter to you, when Ainsley was seven. Let me give...

read more
Maxine

Maxine

The team at MAB-Mackay is family! Raising a child such as Ainsley, who has special needs, is often difficult, frustrating, beautiful and touching, always full of love. As Ainsley`s grandfather says “it takes a village to raise a child” and we absolutely...

read more
Mike

Mike

Hi, my name is Aselin. I am 8 years old. I got my hearing aids when I was 3. My mom and dad were worried that I would not be able to do everything I wanted to do but I taught them that I could do anything I wanted to. I have been going to the...

read more
SEAN

SEAN

Before entering the MAB-Mackay Centre for the first time, I didn’t know much about it. I knew it provided services to handicapped children, but little beyond that. It took only the first visit to realize that something very special happened...

read more
James

James

All parents worry the first time their child sleeps away from home. If you have a child with special needs, the concerns are even greater. When Caroline first told us she wants to go to sleep-away camp a few summers ago, our reaction was...

read more
Qita

Qita

Every year, when the weather gets warmer, I get excited because summer is around the corner, and this means that I’ll be returning to Camp Massawippi – one of my favorite places to be. My name is Tanya, and I’m 28 years old. I was born with no...

read more
Dany

Dany

Although we thought we were fairly well-prepared for our first baby, some things you just can’t plan for. Our son River was actually born in the ambulance on the way to the hospital! We’ll never know exactly what happened, but something went...

read more
Manon

Manon

Before entering the MAB-Mackay Centre for the first time, I didn’t know much about it. I knew it provided services to handicapped children, but little beyond that. It took only the first visit to realize that something very special happened...

read more
Kenneth

Kenneth

It was about ten years ago, as I drove my daughter to her dance class after school, that I first noticed my vision was deteriorating. It was becoming harder to recognize people or read signs, too much light began giving me headaches, and I could...

read more
George & Rhona

George & Rhona

I thought I’d reached the end of the street, but had inadvertently walked directly in the middle of the traffic. It was one of the scariest moments since I started my training with the white cane. Be brave, I told myself. I concentrated hard on...

read more

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