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Learning how to ride a bike may be a natural milestone for most, but Emma’s parents thought it might never be possible.
Emma was born with congenital scoliosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine developed while in the mother’s womb. Emma and her family came to Shriners Hospitals for Children—Canada when she was only 3 months old, seeking answers, as they had no idea what Emma’s future would be like. After their very first appointment, they left with the comforting feeling of hope and the reassurance that everything would be okay.
Emma is now a vibrant 6-year-old who is unstoppable in achieving anything she sets her mind to. “As a parent with a child with congenital scoliosis, your biggest worry is that you don’t know what the limitations your child is going to have,” explained Emma’s mother. “When Emma learned to ride a bike within 10 minutes, it brought tears to mine and my husband’s eyes.” It is thanks to generous donors, innovative care, and her strong determination that anything is POSSIBLE for Emma.
Throughout this holiday season, we will be sharing meaningful stories from our inspirational patients who want you to know how much your donations make a difference in their lives.
Because of you, our Hospital CAN continue to provide exceptional, timely care to those who need it most.
Because of you, our patients CAN push forward and be their best selves.
Because of you, our patients CAN benefit from high-quality care, innovative research, and in-depth rehabilitation.
To watch Emma’s story, and some of our other exceptional patient stories, visit our campaign website for “Because of you, I can.” This holiday season; give the gift of exceptional care.
Frédéric is a strong, animated 9-year-old boy and patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.
Photo © Courtesy of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada Riccardo is a 5-year-old boy who is a patient of Shriners Hospitals for Children –
For more than 90 years Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada’s board-certified surgeons and staff have been providing high-quality orthopedic care. Every member of our team, from surgeons and therapists, to nurses and prosthetists, work together to ensure the best course of treatment for each patient in a family-centred environment.