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Dylan Andre – 2017

Dylan Andre was born on October 4th, 2004 and is the youngest of three boys in a sport-loving family of five. When Dylan turned two, his parents, Heather and Lance, began to notice that some-thing was different. Initially, they...

Brandon Carinha – 2016

Brandon Carinha was born on November 16th, 2004. He is the middle of three siblings; an older sister and younger brother. Brandon was diagnosed with autism just shy of his third birthday. His speech was delayed, eye contact was...

Owen Hilderly – 2015

Owen Hilderley is 10 years old, in grade 4 at Ecole Poirier Elementary School in Sooke, BC and on the surface appears to be like most any other boy his age. Until the age of 3, he spoke very little, and...

Christopher Ure – 2014

Christopher Ure was born on March 3, 1999 and was diagnosed with autism at the age of three. As a young boy, Chris displayed severe meltdown behaviours and struggled with communication. As he got older, Chris’ meltdowns diminished greatly, yet his...

Thor Egli – 2013

Thor is a playful, inquisitive, friendly individual who possesses many remarkable talents, such as the ability to guess birthdays, memorize transit routes and state the name and make of virtually every car he sees. In addition, he is an ardent Canucks...

Nicholas Siqueira – 2012

Nicholas was born on August 21, 1996 at Chilliwack General Hospital. He began to show signs of autism at the age of two. As he got older, Nicholas continued to display a limited ability to focus and also struggled...

Griffin Bell – 2011

Burnaby, BC Griffin was born on October 29, 1997 and was diagnosed with autism at the age of four. Griffin, who is non-verbal and struggles with fine motor skills, has faced many challenges and confronted many barriers. He is...

Ronan Beattie – 2010

Vancouver, BC Ronan was born at 25 weeks gestation on September 26, 2000, almost four months before he was due. He weighed 720 grams (1 pound 10 ounces) and easily fit in one hand. After five months in the...

Travis Meyer – 2009

Tsawwassen, BC When Travis Meyer was born, August 19, 1994, he was diagnosed with a double hernia. At only six weeks old, he was brought to BC Children’s Hospital for what would be his first of many surgeries. Travis...

Matthew Williams – 2008

Langley, BC   Since he was three months old, 16-year-old Matthew Williams has been a patient at BC Children’s Hospital. Matthew, who has epilepsy, says that the brain surgery he underwent at the hospital nine years ago has changed...