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The Saskatchewan kids and pregnant women who need Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital often have complex care needs which can make them more vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus.

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The COVID-19 Hospital Fund has been developed to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 urgent care needs. Your gift will support our front-line maternal and pediatric health care professionals, provide relief to parents and families, and purchase critically needed equipment. This Fund will be invested, in real time, to initiatives that accelerate, innovate and respond to emerging needs to enhance government support across Saskatchewan.

You can show your gratitude to our dedicated medical and support teams on the front lines who are providing compassionate care in the fight against this pandemic. You can help provide the resources they need to respond to COVID-19 now and into the future.

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Meet Torrie

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Hometown: Balcarres
Age: 13
Condition: Lupus & Rare Blood Disease (TTP)

Many Saskatchewan children, just like Torrie, face each day with serious medical conditions which can weaken their immune system and now, more than ever, it’s vital to protect them.

In 2016, two weeks before her life-changing diagnosis, she was admitted to hospital in Regina with a low platelet count. Soon after she had no platelet count at all and was airlifted to Saskatoon’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Torrie was soon diagnosed with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) Autoimmune Blood Disease, which can be fatal or cause lasting damage if not treated right away. The perfect treatment for Torrie’s rare, serious blood disease was a special piece of equipment purchased by Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation just six months earlier. Torrie was the very first child in Saskatchewan to be treated with the new Pheresis machine.

Her story took another shocking turn just a few months ago when she was diagnosed with lupus, a chronic, autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in one or more parts of the body. To continue to keep her health in check, Torrie visits Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital every two to three months to see a pediatric hematologist and rheumatologist.