Thistledown Foundation gifts $2M to Foundation
The generous gift is part of a $26-million investment from Thistledown Foundation to support Canada’s 13 acute care children’s hospitals across the country, recognizing the immense impact of the pandemic on Canadian children, youth, and their families.
SMA Newborn Screening Study
What began as a research study inspired by families who know all too well the effects of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) has become a tremendous partnership that will enable newborns in Alberta to be tested and treated before the onset of symptoms, when time is of the essence.
Witnessing a seizure can be terrifying, especially if it happens to your own child. One in 10 children will experience a seizure. About 50% of those kids will go on to develop epilepsy. Meanwhile, 100% of their parents will worry. A breakthrough discovery could change that.
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