Donors Making a Difference
We are very fortunate to live in a community that embraces the vision of giving kids healthier futures.
Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of people just like you, we are able to ensure our children receive the very best in family centred child health care.
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation is grateful to have received a $20,000 grant from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. This grant will help to equip the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with a new CritiCool System.
The CritiCool System is state-of-the-art technology that allows the hospital’s NICU specialists to provide cooling therapy to children and infants who have suffered an injury or a lack of oxygen to the brain. By cooling a child’s temperature to a constant 33.5°C for 72 hours, the CritiCool System allows the brain to enter into a state of hibernation, helping it to rest and heal, while hoping to prevent further damage.
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation is passionate about raising funds to purchase life-saving equipment for premature and critically-ill newborns – helping to give each one the chance to grow up to become a champion. By supporting the purchase of this state-of-the-art equipment, the Sandra Schmirler Foundation is helping to ensure even more newborn babies in our community can benefit from the exceptional care at the Alberta Children’s Hospital.
“We are very proud that we have funded over $4 million of life-saving equipment for hospital NICUs in every province and the territories,” said Brad Sylvester, Chair of the Sandra Schmirler Foundation. “Our dream is that someday every baby born in Canada will have the opportunity to grow up and be a champion, like Sandra.”
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation for their generous gift and continued support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.