Hi, I’m Kendra! Hi, I’m Kinsey!
We’re really excited to be the IWK Superstar Club ambassadors. We’ve spent a lot of time at the IWK.
We were born three months early and couldn’t even breathe on our own. Our mom told us about how the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) doctors and nurses at the IWK worked hard, for almost five months, to get us healthy enough to go home. After that, we still had lots of doctor’s appointments, lots of surgeries and lots of hospital stays. Kendra even had to be tube fed 18 hours every day, by a feeding pump she wore in a lady bug backpack, until she was almost four years old!
Today, we’re five years old – almost six! We just started Grade 1. We still have lots of regular doctor’s appointments at the IWK, but that’s ok, we don’t mind going there. We have so many friends there. Everybody is so nice and they are always happy to see us and tell us how much we’re growing.
Since the IWK has done so much for us and other kids, we like to help them out. We have been happy to share our story, do our own fundraising, make paintings for donors and even give our own thank you speech to some people that donated money.
By being ongoing monthly donors, our family is also a proud part of the IWK Superstar Club too. Our mom and dad have told us that by donating money every month and sharing our story, we are helping babies, kids and families who are at the IWK now, get better faster. The money we give every month helps the hospital buy newer equipment, like ventilators and feeding pumps that are better than the ones we had. This is our way of helping to make the IWK even better for kids and families in the future.
Will you help us help the IWK by joining the Superstar Club? We promise you won’t regret it!
Kendra and Kinsey
Learn more about the IWK Foundation.