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  About the Friends of Hailey Foundation

The Friends of Hailey Foundation (FOHF) was created in loving memory of our daughter Hailey Marie Paterson.

Gifts to this fund will provide support to the parents and children of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Children's Hospital in Winnipeg as well as support a scholarship for graduating students at St. Mary's Academy who plan to pursue a career in any medical field.

The FOHF is held (managed) by The Winnipeg Foundation.

 
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  Donate to the FOHF

If you would like to make a gift, please visit the Friends of Hailey Foundation page at The Winnipeg Foundation here. All gifts are eligible for Canadian tax receipts.

 
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  "Hailey's Story"

We were very honoured when The Winnipeg Foundation approached us about producing a short video on Hailey and The Friends of Hailey Foundation. It gave us a chance to share Hailey's story with a wider audience. We are very proud to share the finished video with you here.

 
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  2016 Fundraising Dinner

Our Third "Almost Annual" Fundraising Dinner will be held on:

Friday, May 13, 2016
at the Qualico Family Centre
in Assiniboine Park

 
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  All proceeds will support the Friends of Hailey Foundation. Contact us for tickets or subscribe to be added to our email list.

Last year's dinner was amazing - an evening of great food and even better friends at De Luca's Cooking School. It was such a special tribute to our beautiful angel Hailey. We are looking forward to an equally special evening this year. For those that came last year - thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves and we hope that we can count on your support again.

   
       
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  Briefly About Hailey

Hailey was welcomed into the world on May 11, 2009. She was born full term (39 weeks) at a svelte 2 lbs., 15 oz. and 13 3/4" long. She was with us for a very short 10 months – all of it in the NICU at Children's Hospital.

We knew before Hailey's birth that she would have to face many obstacles. One of these being a largely unheard of condition called Russell-Silver Syndrome, and unknown until shortly after her birth, she also had primary pulmonary hypertension. This would become her main struggle, leading to Hailey's breathing being supported by a ventilator for most of her life. Even though her prognosis was uncertain, we remained optimistic. However, peacefully in our arms and surrounded by our love, we had to say good-bye to Hailey on March 23, 2010. Hailey will forever be our hero and our inspiration for how courageously she fought her numerous battles. In spite of these struggles, she would always flash a smile or tell a story with her expressive eyes to us and to those around her.

We often questioned why Hailey was given so many challenges and now we question why she was taken after such a short time. But as we reflect on her legacy, we see that she has touched the hearts of so many people – some of whom have never even met Hailey or even the two of us. We are amazed at how such a tiny person could have such an impact on so many people.

If you would like to read more about Hailey and how she touched our hearts and those around her, visit her page.

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Please feel free to contact Janet or Colin for more information about the FOHF and its beneficiaries.

 
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