NICU

Marcus Burry’s story

Makayla Burry did not expect to hear her newborn son cry right away, and the sound brought her and her husband to tears. In late January 2021, Marcus came into the world, extremely premature: 24 weeks and four days and weighing just 755 grams. After being delivered by emergency C-section and letting out his first cry, Marcus was quickly put under the care of Royal Columbian Hospital’s Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where he would spend more than four months, surviving a number of complications before heading home.

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Sweet sound of music

New Westminster, B.C. – {November 4, 2021} – TD Bank Group has been a valued partner of Royal Columbian Hospital […]

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Oliver Twist Winery Half Corked Marathon Charitable Pancake Breakfast

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Brittany/Madylon’s Story

Brittany Lewins from Mackenzie and Madylon Christley from Kelowna were once complete strangers living at opposite ends of the province until their paths crossed at the Royal Columbian Hospital’s Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Both had babies born at 27 weeks gestation, just three days apart. They forged a forever friendship as they supported each other during their NICU journeys.

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Haney Mechanical 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament

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Jace Schurman’s story

Ayzlin Ethier was having a typical pregnancy before she woke up at her Nanaimo home in early October 2018 to find some bleeding at 31 weeks. Within hours, she and her partner Kirkland Schurman had been transported by helicopter from Vancouver Island to Royal Columbian Hospital, where a detached placenta meant their baby boy would be delivered several weeks premature.

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Washington family make leadership gift to Royal Columbian redevelopment

New Westminster, B.C. – {October 30, 2019} – The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation is helping transform Royal Columbian Hospital […]

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Charity brings music therapy to premature babies

New Westminster, B.C. – {June 18, 2019} – Vancouver-based charitable foundation, Music Heals, is bringing melody to Royal Columbian Hospital’s […]

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National charity delivers gift of light to premature babies

New Westminster, B.C. – {June 6, 2019} – Royal Columbian Hospital’s Variety Neonatal Intensive Care Unit can add to its […]

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Credit union contributes phototherapy for fragile newborns

New Westminster, B.C. – {May 13, 2019} – Premature babies in need of treatment for jaundice have access to a […]

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