You can make at-risk mothers and children feel safe and secure… despite all they are going through. They’re counting on your support.
Help us protect them.
Now More Than Ever…Kids and Families Need You
It’s the greatest health care crisis of our lifetime. COVID-19 has led to a focus on adult care, but it has also stretched maternal and pediatric resources to their breaking point. The fight is now on in a bold race to protect Saskatchewan’s most vulnerable children and pregnant women. Many of which are already facing multiple threats to their health including life-threatening heart conditions, cancer, complex care needs, severe mental health issues, and the geographic challenge of being far removed from the sophisticated medical care they need.
The global pandemic has underscored what maternal and pediatric specialists at Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital already recognized. Different models of care require innovative and responsive new methods to deliver critical services to moms and kids in need.
It’s going to take everyone in our community pulling together in support of Saskatchewan moms and kids in hospital to ensure the health of our next generation
You can make these at-risk mothers and children feel safe and secure… despite all they are going through. They’re counting on your support.
It’s part of our shared commitment to the children and families of Saskatchewan.
We must work together, NOW MORE THAN EVER.
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.