GRANDVIEW STORIES

(These kids are unstoppable!)

Amazing Daniella on Global News!

A BIG shout out to Grandview kid, Daniella. Being diagnosed with cerebral palsy hasn’t stopped this teen from crushing goals. From climbing a mountain (yes!) to becoming the girl who inspired a new Barbie doll. Daniella is amazing! What advice does Daniella have for accomplishing your goals? “When you have bad days, never give up!” […]

Shayaan dreams of driving a car

Shayaan was born without arms but learned to do almost everything he needed to do on his own–including eat, write with a pencil, and play video games! He’s always been an active boy who loves playing soccer with his friends and swimming. As he’s grown older, Shayaan has developed other medical conditions that have made […]

An Inspiring Swim for Grandview Kids

William is only eight-years-old but he’s already become a fundraising champion for the Grandview Kids. Last summer, William decided he wanted to swim across the lake at his family’s trailer in Haliburton as a way to raise money for all the kids who come to Grandview. You see, William’s little brother is a Grandview Kid—he […]

TIMOTHY

Timothy contracted Meningitis as an infant, which resulted in hearing loss and Cerebral Palsy. He attended Campbell’s Children’s School at Grandview, and also participated in speech, occupational, and physical therapies at the Centre as he grew. Although his parents were once told that he might not talk or be able to take care of himself, […]

DANIELLA

When Danielle was only 18-months-old, her mom Donna noticed that her legs had turned in and she wasn’t walking. Donna took her to Grandview Kids, where she met with a pediatrician as well as a speech therapist, physiotherapist, and occupational therapist. Daniella was soon diagnosed with cerebral palsy and from that day forward, was at […]

ANDREW

Andrew had a rough start to life, but he’s always been a trooper. Born at only 26 weeks, he came into the world with numerous health problems including five serious heart issues, periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), and lung issues. His initial prognosis was pretty bad. His parents were told that he would never talk, walk, eat, […]

MOLLY

Because of her diagnosis of autism, Molly has spent a lot of time evolving her personality and expanding her communication skills over the years. Grandview Children’s Centre has helped Molly by providing speech language therapy, occupational therapy, and ABA-based Autism Services. Molly’s mom Erin has enjoyed seeing her daughter exceed expectations. “We didn’t realize she […]

OWEN

Diagnosed with Kleefstra Syndrome at age one, Owen’s parents were told that there was a good chance he might never walk or talk. After years of hard work alongside Grandview’s team of therapists, staff, and volunteers, Owen has completely altered those expectations and is now living as his very best self. At 10 years old, […]

DREAMS FOR TOMORROW

Kirsty

Happy when she is volunteering

Aslam

Always ready for sports

Somer

Finds joy in music

Shayaan

Dreams of driving a car

Teagan

Wants to help others

Justine

Loves making people laugh

Timothy

Enjoys doing things on his own

Jaxon

Loves good food and Disney

Molly

A caring friend to animals

Owen

Learning to ride a scooter

Matthew

Delights in bikes and basketball