Giving Baby Francis a chance

8 oct. 2019
On December 23, 2014, Francis was born three months early and weighed only 1.5 pounds. Thanks to innovative new technologies available at the Newborn ICU, Francis was given a chance at a full life.
Through our partnership with BC Women’s Hospital, we met baby Francis and learned about his 99 day stay in the Newborn ICU. Because of the dramatic advances in neonatal technologies which are rapidly transforming the delivery of care to premature and critically ill newborns, each year nearly 1400 tiny patients like Francis are able to receive the care they need to return home healthy.
"The technology that’s available in the NICU is really 100% the reason that Francis is here with us today" - Leah, Francis' Mom
Stories like Francis’ inspire us to give where we live. That’s why we’re committed to helping sick and fragile babies receive the best healthcare possible. In support of the BC Women’s Hospital Hope Starts Here capital campaign, TELUS has committed $650,000 to upgrade and enhance the technology needs within the Newborn ICU. This contribution brings TELUS’ support of BC Women’s Hospital to $2 million since 1991, improving the lives of countless women, newborns and their families.
"Someone like baby Francis for example, without the technology that we have today I don’t know what his path would have been." - Dr. Gary Stacey, Respiratory Therapist.