Miracle Story: Ella and Shay

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Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Radiothon presented by CIBC Wood Gundy

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November 4 & 5, 2020

Cousins Ella and Shay are vibrant and healthy young girls today, but these two Lloydminster champs have both undergone their own unique hospital experiences.

When Ella’s mom Dana was 12 weeks pregnant, doctors noticed something was wrong. At 19 weeks, Ella was dignosed with gastroschisis – a birth defect where the baby’s intestines are formed outside the body. Immediately after she was born, Ella went in for surgery in Saskatoon. Luckily, doctors were very happy with how her surgery went, and only three days later she already had her breathing tube out. Still, Ella required a lengthy NICU stay and spent 45 days in hospital to allow her intestines to “wake up” and start working properly. Her NICU stay had many ups and down including complications from a staph infection at only a couple days old and discovering she has a cows milk protein allergy. She was eventually able to return home for three weeks, but then spent another 5 days in the pediatric ward because of her allergy.

For Shay, it was a freak accident she never saw coming. On June 25, 2017, 10-year-old Shay went from cheering on the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association (CPCA) races to falling into sudden shock after a dog bite accident. Paramedics immediately identified that she would need plastic surgery, and she was rushed to hospital by ambulance. Her surgery spanned over one hour and left her with nearly 40 stitches. After a long healing process, Shay is back to her regular self and doesn’t let her traumatic experience hold her back.

Your support during this year’s Radiothon will help kids like Ella and Shay receive the best care possible, right here at home!

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