Olympic medalist Cori Morris recently presented a cheque from the Sandra Schmirler Foundation (SSF) for $43,000 to Kerry Hart, Unit Manager at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary for the purchase of spectroscopy machines for their newborn intensive care unit (NICU). These machines effectively monitor the newborn baby’s brain and are both portable and non-invasive.
Cori’s son Cooper recently celebrated his first birthday after successful heart surgery when he was just 3 months old.
The Sandra Schmirler Foundation has now donated over $100,000 to Alberta Children’s Hospital and a total of over $363,000 to hospitals across the province, including Stollery Hospital in Edmonton, Red Deer Regional Hospital, and Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge.
All of these funds have been used to purchase life-saving equipment for babies born too soon, too small or too sick – giving them the chance to grow up to be a champion like Sandra!