Cohyn W

2015/16 Champion Child

Cohyn W

Champions2016_logo_CA_color_ENG-01He’s only 11 years old but Cohyn has already had sixteen surgeries in his short life, with the first taking place when he was less than 24 hours old. Cohyn was born with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and a Chairi Malformation, which means that he was born with a structural defect in the part of the brain that controls balance. Cohyn has also since developed syringomyelia, a rare progressive disease that affects his spinal cord. Every one of his surgeries has been accompanied by a lengthy hospital stay and recovery period.

These surgeries and challenges rarely slow Cohyn down for long. When he started kindergarten, he showed his fellow students a model skeleton to explain how and why he was different. His classmates’ understanding of his conditions, coupled with his concern for everyone to feel included, has created a happy boy with a compassionate heart and a sense of adventure.

Cohyn is just one of the many children who will, on occasion, call the new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital home.

Watch Cohyn’s story:

Every Dollar Helps

Thank you for supporting Saskatchewan kids, moms, and families with your gift.

Christiane Catellier
Glen Sorestad
Georgeanne Bourget
Steve and Michelle Skoworodko
Russ Kachur
Dr. Eileen R Dahl Prof Corp
Jamie Tilford
Clavet School
Shelley MacNeill
Sheena Shepherd
Kendall Miiller
Vimy Ridge Ranch Ltd
Gerry Lanovaz
Debbie Haluik
Veronica Hemsley
K & J. W. Trucking Ltd.
m Scott
Hazel Philp
Tess Nisbet
Mark & Tracy Skinner
Marla Bachman
Stephanie Dunham
Glen Sorestad
Tayler Daniels
Donnie Kinney
Callum Shearer
Tisdale Lion L's
Heather Hodgins
William and Bente Jones

You must be logged in to join the Egg Hunt

The Easter Bunny has been busy this year and has hidden eggs throughout our website. Find all the eggs and a donation will be made on their behalf by the event sponsor.