Give the Gift of Health

This holiday season you can give more Calgary families access to world-class care that would not be possible otherwise.

You will help fund innovations that improve health care in our community.

One such innovation funded by donors is the Exoskeleton – a 50-pound metal frame that is used in therapy for those with spinal cord injuries. It allows people in a wheel chair to stand and take steps!

This technology allowed the McEwan family to create more special memories.

On December 21 2015, on his 15th birthday, Alex McEwan went tobogganing with some friends to celebrate his birthday. His sled rotated and he struck a pole head first.

Following the crash, Alex was unable to feel his legs and rushed to Foothills Medical Centre. Alex was paralyzed from the chest down.

Two years later, Alex was able to graduate on time with his classmates and made a lasting impression when he did away with his wheelchair and walked across the stage on foot in an exoskeleton.

One of the most special memories of the day was being able to stand and hug his mom. Click here to read Alex's full story. 

Please give today so other Calgary families can create lasting memories!

Video courtesy of CTV News Calgary