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REAL STORIES. 
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Maryam

Maryam

I’ll never forget that day and how empty I felt. As I sat down on the eye specialist’s chair, he handed me a box of Kleenex and broke the news – I was slowly going blind. “You’ll have to give up your independent activities,” the doctor told me. “School will be too...

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...

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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....

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

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
Senna

Senna

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
Matteo

Matteo

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
Zachary

Zachary

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
Avi

Avi

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
River

River

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
Matty

Matty

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
Libby

Libby

I hugged Libby tight and sent her on her way to her first day of kindergarten with butterflies in my stomach. This was very different than our other daughters’ first day at school. It was a big day for our little girl, and our hearts were filled...

read more
Charley

Charley

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 at 11

Ainsley at 11

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
Ainsley

Ainsley

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
Maxine

Maxine

I was so proud of the scones I just baked. It gave me such a sense of value and accomplishment, to enjoy this wonderful new hobby I picked up after my vision had decreased. What’s more, my friends told me they were delicious! Ever since my vision first started to...

read more
Mike

Mike

I am deeply grateful to the caring and committed staff of the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre for helping me get back my quality of life after a terrible accident 4 years ago. It was Labor Day weekend 2013, and I was cycling with some...

read more
SEAN

SEAN

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
James

James

About 30 years ago, during a routine visit to my eye doctor, I learned I was losing my vision. Despite surgical attempts to save my sight, I was blind within 18 months. Suddenly, everyday acts such as pouring a cup of coffee, putting toothpaste on my...

read more
Qita

Qita

Imagine that every public place and family gathering feels like a bad rock concert. Ten years ago, I had a sudden onset of unexplained hearing loss. You can imagine that as a young mother of two, and building a career as a teacher, this was a...

read more
Dany

Dany

I felt like it was the end of the world. Scared just doesn’t describe how I felt the first time I used my white cane to cross the street by myself. I was terrified! Not only was I fearful of stepping into an intersection without being able to...

read more
Manon

Manon

Imagine your typical day. You get up in the morning, make a cup of coffee, read the morning news, send the children off to school, get dressed, and make your way to work. Now imagine doing all of this without sight. This is my reality every day....

read more
Kenneth

Kenneth

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
Maryam

Maryam

I’ll never forget that day and how empty I felt. As I sat down on the eye specialist’s chair, he handed me a box of Kleenex and broke the news – I was slowly going blind. “You’ll have to give up your independent activities,” the doctor told me. “School will be too...

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

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
Senna

Senna

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
Matteo

Matteo

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
Zachary

Zachary

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
Avi

Avi

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
River

River

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
Matty

Matty

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
Libby

Libby

I hugged Libby tight and sent her on her way to her first day of kindergarten with butterflies in my stomach. This was very different than our other daughters’ first day at school. It was a big day for our little girl, and our hearts were filled...

read more
Charley

Charley

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 at 11

Ainsley at 11

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
Ainsley

Ainsley

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
Maxine

Maxine

I was so proud of the scones I just baked. It gave me such a sense of value and accomplishment, to enjoy this wonderful new hobby I picked up after my vision had decreased. What’s more, my friends told me they were delicious! Ever since my vision first started to...

read more
Mike

Mike

I am deeply grateful to the caring and committed staff of the Constance-Lethbridge Rehabilitation Centre for helping me get back my quality of life after a terrible accident 4 years ago. It was Labor Day weekend 2013, and I was cycling with some...

read more
SEAN

SEAN

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
James

James

About 30 years ago, during a routine visit to my eye doctor, I learned I was losing my vision. Despite surgical attempts to save my sight, I was blind within 18 months. Suddenly, everyday acts such as pouring a cup of coffee, putting toothpaste on my...

read more
Qita

Qita

Imagine that every public place and family gathering feels like a bad rock concert. Ten years ago, I had a sudden onset of unexplained hearing loss. You can imagine that as a young mother of two, and building a career as a teacher, this was a...

read more
Dany

Dany

I felt like it was the end of the world. Scared just doesn’t describe how I felt the first time I used my white cane to cross the street by myself. I was terrified! Not only was I fearful of stepping into an intersection without being able to...

read more
Manon

Manon

Imagine your typical day. You get up in the morning, make a cup of coffee, read the morning news, send the children off to school, get dressed, and make your way to work. Now imagine doing all of this without sight. This is my reality every day....

read more
Kenneth

Kenneth

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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