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For patients like Eli, the new Children’s Hospital offers more space, more light and more hope as he and his family continue his health journey.

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Thank you for building a place of hope and healing

The new Children’s Hospital at London Health Sciences Centre provides more space, more light and more hope to some of the most critically ill and injured children across southwestern Ontario and parts of northern Ontario. To our donors, our community and all those who helped make this new hospital a reality, our heartfelt thanks.

With his contagious laughter and a smile no one can miss, little Eli is just one of the many miracles at Children’s Hospital. At just 17 months old Eli had a massive brain bleed, lost all vitals and needed to be air lifted from West Lorne to Children’s Hospital.

Doctors operated immediately and induced a coma to give his little brain time to heal. After seven days in the Paediatric Critical Care Unit he began to recover – slowly moving toes, fingers and eventually opening his eyes.

The team of doctors who saved Eli’s life call him a walking miracle. He has already gone beyond all expectations and is walking and talking like every other child his age.

For patients like Eli, the new Children’s Hospital offers more space, more light and more hope as he and his family continue his health journey. It provides three times more space than before, a window in every patient room and continued excellence in specialized paediatric care that gives hope to those who need it most.

“As much as you are lucky to have Children’s Hospital this close – until you have to use them you don’t appreciate it. Children’s Hospital saved Eli’s life and changed our lives forever,” says Eli’s mother, Julie Khan.

Patients and their families inspired many of the new hospital’s care and treatment spaces with ideas that were readily embraced by patient families, staff, designers and architects. They include special healing areas, walkways and three specialized themed rooms designed specifically for children.

“This new hospital is a testament to the generosity of our donors and their belief in the hundreds of people who each and every day care for some of the most critically sick and injured children,” says Debbie Comuzzi, president and CEO of Children’s Health Foundation.

Children’s Health Foundation surpassed its capital fundraising goal of $12 million and will have granted $15.2 million to London Health Sciences Centre toward the building of the new hospital by the time it officially opens in September 2011.