The Stevens family of Dundas has honoured the memory of their precious son Liam with a generous gift to McMaster Children’s Hospital.
Liam passed away at McMaster Children’s Hospital in February 2001. He was 22 months old.
His parents, Dale and Angela, never forgot the wonderful care that Liam received and wanted to make a donation to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
Knowing the PICU provides lifesaving care to thousands of critically ill and injured children in the region, the Stevens decided to raise funds to purchase an entertainment system for the family room.
Late last year family and friends joined hospital staff and patients in the Michael G. DeGroote PICU Family Room to remember Liam and to flip the switch on a Touch2Play entertainment system that boasts more than 100 games to provide a distraction and a little fun for the siblings of critically ill children.
“We simply want to ease parents’ minds and provide some entertainment for visiting siblings,” said Liam’s dad, Dale.
Dr. Cynthia Cupido, a pediatric intensivist who was also Liam’s doctor said the donation is important because it means the whole family can be together at McMaster Children’s Hospital.
“Families who have a child in critical care can spend long hours at the bedside. This donation will mean so much to them at one of the most difficult times of their lives,” said Cupido.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at McMaster Children’s Hospital is outfitted with state-of-the-art diagnostic and medical equipment, and rooms are designed with families in mind.