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Stories and Testimonials

A collection of stories and testimonials, told by families, advocates, and healthcare providers.

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Our family has benefited immensely from the Complex Care program and the services it provides. When one has a child with special needs, family life automatically becomes more complex and sometimes very calculated in many ways. Not only are there often additional physical and emotional needs to consider, there is the whole medical side of things that can become very overwhelming.”

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“We live in a rural area and because of this, we end up travelling a lot for different appointments. For example, our monthly trip to get the RSV vaccination means a day off work and 1 1/2 hour drive each way, for a 20-30 minute clinic appointment.”

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Read more about the McHardy story and how Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre (OCTC) are joining forces as one organization to better meet the needs of children and families here





We want to hear from you! If you would like to share your story please contact Allison Chiu, CCKO Program Analyst at