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Every day we hear incredible stories about the people touched by the support donors provide for our hospital and community. Take a read through some of them below or share yours with us by clicking the button above.

Veerle’s Story After surviving two earthquakes in New Zealand, a Kelowna teen shares her story about living with PT
Georgia's Story She chose to take her own life only 7-months ago. Through his grief, her father bravely shares her s
Helen’s Story "I am referred to as a mother with lived experience. And I can assure you, it’s not one you’d wa
Abbie's Story We discovered Abbie’s work on Instagram. Within a few seconds we knew she would be our campaign p
Jody & Sean’s Story “When a child is sick, it affects the whole family. And we felt lost." Respected Kelowna lawyers,
Nicholas' Story A pre-med student at UBC-O, talented goalie for the Okanagan Heat, good looks and a loving family. B
Finnegan's Story Bright, earnest and expressive, at 14, Finnegan Pihl speaks with a sense of clarity far beyond his y
Cops for Kids Cops for Kids provides a generous $25,000 gift to KGH Foundation.
New CT Scanner KGH’s Emergency Department receives new CT Scanner thanks to Volunteers
Giving Giggles A touching story wraps up the $3 million campaign.
A Gift of Gratitude Don and Dorothy will be FOREVER Grateful.
Marissa’s Story An ATV accident landed Marissa in KGH Emergency.
Love Letters Jaclyn Robertson, mom to baby Indy and co-owner of the wildly successful local lifestyle brand, Okan
Loyal Raises over $9K “We wanted to give back to our community and we’ve chosen the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit
Innkeeper’s Gala Hotel Eldorado hosted the holiday season’s most impactful fundraiser – A Roy’El’ Affair –
Help for Babies Thanks to VB Vets, fragile babies born pre-term will now benefit from highly advanced respiratory eq
TB Vets Funds Kids A group of Central Okanagan youngsters came together to learn more about how they can live with the
Gift for LIfe Our needs continue to be greater than the funding available, so we ask, during this traditional seas
Youth Mental Health The stories of our system failing our young people have become all too real. And we need your help.
Winfield Auxiliary A group of very special ladies that make up the Winfield Hospital Auxiliary, honoring their 60 years
Sandra Schmirler Fdn Sandra Schmirler was an Olympic champion curler a bright example of determination and compassion. H
Basran Charity Golf Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran splits proceeds of the 7th (and final) Basran Charity Open with KGH Found
Rallying for the Heart For the 15th consecutive year, tennis and bocce enthusiasts rallied for a cause close to their heart
Hybrid OR Jim and Kathy Rogers know first hand the impact of the Hybrid OR
Heart of Gold Gala raises over $1.1 million for Interior Health cardiac program
Love of Little Lungs Pacific Blue Cross makes an important contribution to the KGH Perinatal Unit.
Cardiac & Hospice Slovenian Society celebrates its 35th anniversary with donation to KGHF
Rockin’ for Kids Music students support pediatrics
Driven to Give Back BMW fundraiser inspired by employee's great care at KGH
Tiny Miracles Garrison family shares their NICU story.
Big Hearts Dr. Jill Boulton cares for our smallest patients.
Rexall Supports perinatal care with the purchase of a rapid infuser
Mother’s Day This Mother’s Day, honour Mom with a gift to the Giving Giggles campaign
Digital Imaging Pediatric NICU ... Help save a child today!
Steve Thomson Proud #KGHKid
New Unit Now Open Expectant parents tour the unit
A Baby is Born Cameras follow a C-section delivery
Miller Family Mary & Dean Miller give because their son was saved.
Cavitron US Dr. Edward Solano needed a specialized surgical tool to aid in liver tumour removal.
Harris Family Jillian Harris’ dad suffered a heart attack
Baby Cole Cole needed help in his first 6 months
Kevin Kevin was saved with a Coronary Stent.
Sandra Schmirler The Sandra Schmirler Foundation Golf Tournament raised $57,000
$3M Lifesaver Anonymous donor supports IHSC
The Porubanecs Darrell and Margaret Porubanecs give for their son, Trevor.
Heart Surgery Doctors performing open heart surgery.
Mike Mike received a double hip replacement.
Irv Irv survived removal of 6 blockages in his heart.
Danielle Danielle survived breast cancer at 22.
Roger Roger received a new heart valve at KGH.
Kyle Kyle survived a life threatening biking injury.
Gordon Gordon had cancer removed with 3 tiny incisions.
Brad Brad's recovered with the use of an ECMO machine.
Wanda Wanda was born with a hole in her heart.
KGH Surgeons Surgical teams share stories.
Colin Mayor Colin Basran is a proud #KGHkid.
Baby James James required surgery at 9 months old.
Charity Rocks Sisters donate proceeds from decorative rock sales.
Judy’s Spa A Gift of Serenity - Judy's Spa
RBC Foundation Supports the Hybrid Operating Room
MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometer comes to KGH thanks to donor
PCL PCL Support the Interior Heart & Surgical Centre
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