Two local Barrie children, Ashleigh, 8, and her brother Andrew, 6, are putting on their annual fundraiser. With a goal of $2,000, the children will be donating all proceeds of the event to SickKids. The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in the country.
As innovators of child health, SickKids improves the health of children by integrating care, research and teaching. Ashleigh was a patient of SickKids herself. Admitted at only 3 months old, Ashleigh was in and out of the hospital due to a seizure disorder. Joining forces with her, to show their appreciation for the staff, nurses and doctors of SickKids is her younger brother, Andrew.