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Local support keeps kids safe at SAH

3-year-old Leah is one of many local children who gets care at Sault Area Hospital.

3-year-old Leah sits at her high chair at home. She is wearing a pink top and smiling at the camera.
3-year-old Leah needs additional care when she stays overnight in hospital

Every parent knows that toddlers don't stop moving! But when a toddler has complex medical needs, all that moving around can be dangerous - and a fall could cause life-threatening injuries.


Heather's daughter, Leah, often requires an overnight stay at Sault Area Hospital. She can have up to six lines connected to her little body at once - providing nutrition, hydration, and medication.


“Leah has a central line that feeds directly into her heart – that is where she receives her medication, nutrition, and hydration." Leah's mom, Heather, shares. "We thought, what are we going to do to keep her from falling out of her bed?”


This year, gifts from SAHF donors funded a paediatric safety bed for kids with complex medical needs, like Leah. Its high walls prevent children from climbing over the top or falling out, and it is designed to let lines pass through without getting tangled.

The Paediatric Safety Bed prevents falls and allows toddlers to move around without getting hurt

“The bed is also a lot bigger." Heather shares, "Sometimes, Leah’s brother has to come along to appointments with us – and it means that the kids can sit together,” During Leah’s recent transfusion, her big brother was there to give her a cuddle.


Gifts from our local community funded this paediatric safety bed.


Leah can sleep safely thanks to people like you who give to Sault Area Hospital Foundation. Thank you for making outstanding care possible.



“I want donors to know what a difference they make. For us, for our family, just knowing that Leah is safe in her bed is huge.”

Heather Sperry, Leah's Mom


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