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Christmas Giving at The Stollery Children’s Hospital

Thu, 29 Dec by Sonia Tarabay

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With Christmas now just behind us, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the holiday season. For me, Christmas has always been about giving and this year was no different. Just before Santa and his reindeer left the North Pole and started delivering gifts, I headed over to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton to do some giving of my own, and it sure felt good!

I credit the Stollery for playing a huge role in saving the life of my son Lennox. They are an amazing institution and I know so many other parents whose children have benefitted greatly from the incredible work they do every single day. I’m so grateful for what they have done for my family, and I try to give back in any way I can. This year, I started with a delivery of little stuffed tiger bears for dozens of the children currently receiving care at the hospital. I also presented the Stollery with a cheque for $8,000.

While this donation is incredibly important to me, I couldn’t have done it without the support of my amazing clients across Sherwood Park, Strathcona County and Edmonton. Everyday I feel honoured that you have chosen me to be your REALTOR® and I’m so thankful for what you’ve allowed me to do.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays and have a safe and prosperous New Year!

Warmest regards,
Sonia

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Why I Support The Stollery

Wed, 09 Mar by Sonia Tarabay

The Stollery Children’s Hospital is an organization that is very near and dear to my heart. As a mother, I was on emotional life support when my son Lennox suddenly became very sick with a life-threatening illness. He was 6 years old at the time, and was diagnosed with double pneumonia. We thought it was just a common cold until our little boy was fighting to breathe.

Lennox underwent emergency surgery and lost more than half of his body weight. He was hospitalized for nearly a month. I will never forget his suffering and the fear I felt. Our entire family felt helpless but we remained hopeful thanks to the amazing and compassionate medical staff at The Stollery.

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Miraculously, our little boy survived. It took Lennox 6 months to gain his weight back and today he is a healthy and happy 12 year old. The Stollery has been part of our lives ever since. Over the past few years, we chose to become avid contributors hoping that our donations will help make a difference to other children like Lennox.

I was recently recognized by Remax Elite as the #1 Stollery contributor in our office of 200 agents, an honour I won in 2014 as well. While it’s never about the awards, it was nice to receive this.  I am pleased to continue contributing to this organization that I truly love.

If you would like more information on The Stollery, please click on this link below:

http://www.stollerykids.com/

Warmest regards,

Sonia

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