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This year, celebrating Mother’s Day will be a little different, but now more than ever it is important to show your loved ones how much they matter. Send Mom Your Love this Mother’s Day by making a donation to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation in her honour.
For each donation of $20 or more, you can send a virtual hug to your mom, grandmother or another special woman in your life. Your gift will be doubled (up to $5,000) thanks to barBurrito.
Funds raised through the “Send Mom Your Love” campaign will support equipment enhancements in the Maternal Care Centre at Saskatchewan’s new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital.
This upcoming Mother’s Day will be met with excitement and anticipation for Jana Len, her husband Cleve and two-year-old daughter Claire, as they eagerly await the arrival of their newest member due on May 13.
Despite a second baby on the way in a matter of days, at one point Jana’s journey to first becoming a mom felt almost impossible. For two years, the Saskatoon couple endured heartbreaking experiences, including a miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy, before finally becoming pregnant with their first child. Based on her history, Jana was carefully monitored to ensure a smooth pregnancy and a healthy baby, and in April of 2018, beautiful baby Claire entered the world.
“We knew that we wanted more kids, but were concerned about how long it would take to get pregnant again, and what that journey might look like. I wasn’t sure if I was ready to go through all of the ups and downs yet again,” Jana said.
Although uncertainty was looming, Jana and Cleve were still hopeful and were overjoyed to find out last year that baby number two was on the way. When Jana was 21 weeks pregnant there were some concerns and she was referred to the Fetal Assessment Unit at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital. She said the private rooms and clean, open space with large windows and a view of the riverbank brought a sense of calm to her situation. Thankfully with a week of rest, Jana’s pregnancy was once again considered “normal.”
While her pregnancy has been going well, Jana admits this hasn’t been the way she pictured her last trimester to go, as she never could have imagined giving birth during a pandemic, but added she’s grateful for the incredible health care providers who have brought comfort throughout the process.
“Knowing that during this unprecedented time I will have access to an amazing facility and maternity ward, along with top of the line equipment and amazing health care providers helps ease my worry and stress as I approach my delivery day,” explained Jana, who previously spent six years with Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation fundraising to help make the new hospital a reality.
Despite everything going on, Jana is enjoying every minute of being a mom to Claire and her family of three can’t wait to welcome their newest addition into the world.
Make a one-time donation of $20 or more in honour of your mom and send her a virtual hug eCard.
Purchase an exclusive “Always in My Heart” necklace, a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry designed by Hillberg & Berk with proceeds donated to Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation.
For $20 or more each month, you can become a member of the Sunshine Maker Club and make your donations in honour of your mom.