Year: 2021

The Story of Nathan

Nathan Hutchinson, a 2-year-old boy, ceased breathing in his house in March 2020. He was born with Supracardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, an uncommon heart disease. He’s spent nearly half his life hospitalized ever since, through 2 open-heart surgeries, 4 days on life support, and double-lung transplantation.
Nathan was put on an ECMO device nearly immediately after delivery to provide cardiorespiratory assistance, and he stayed on it until October 18. Nathan was confirmed with Supracardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, a highly rare and serious heart ailment. This disorder affects how oxygen-rich …

National Organ & Tissue Donation Awareness Month

Considering the increasing waitlist, Canada is among the lowest rates of organ and tissue donation among developing nations.
Are you willing to donate 2 minutes to possibly save some life? David Foster and the David Foster Foundation are using April as National Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Month to raise awareness of the ongoing need for support and to inspire all Canadians to donate organs and tissues.
The David Foster Foundation is a national non-profit Canadian charity foundation aimed at assisting Canadian people with kids in need of life-saving pediatric organ transplants with non-medical costs.
The David …

National Kidney Month 2021

World Kidney Day is a worldwide initiative to raise awareness about the significance of kidneys. Volunteers and staff from the Kidney Foundation will participate in community events aimed at raising awareness and teaching about preventative behaviors and risk factors, as well as highlighting our services and programs.
The story of Ryker
Ryker’s kidneys failed at the age of 5 weeks, and he was placed on perineal dialysis a week afterward. Ryker was linked up to the machine throughout the first 12 years of its existence. Ryker was recommended for transplantation at BC Children’s Hospital when he …

The Gift of Arts and Valuables

This is a different and one-of-a-kind approach to make a direct benefit-donation to the David Foster Foundation. You could give artwork and collectibles with the equivalent profits generated from the auctions as a welfare payment contribution from the David Foster Foundation.
This is thanks to a special relationship with Waddington’s, Canada’s top auctioneer since 1850. For tax receipt requirements, a recognized specialist will need to appraise the full market value. Therefore, if you have any arts or valuables that may help the organization offer their support to families with children that need donor transplant, don’…

The Story of Marit

Marit and Paige were childhood friends who shared a passion for art, philosophy, and Converse sneakers. Marit observed her classmate in Grade 12 struggle with the extra medication she had to take because of a liver transplant she underwent as a youngster.
Marit became more aware of the necessity of transplantation as a result of this experience, and she decided to make organ transplants the topic of her senior group project at school. She became even more motivated when she learned that 346 Canadians died while waiting for organ donors in 2012, and 4,529 people were on the transplantation waitlist.
Marit asked her mother, …

The Story of Liorah

Darline and David were ecstatic when their new baby, Liorah, was born in November of 2018. Their previous kid, Holly, was born with jaundice, so when Liorah developed it, they weren’t very concerned and brought her to the doctor. A blood test was ordered by the doctor, and the results were abnormal. Liorah was transported to Montreal’s CHU Sainte-Justine, where she was discovered with biliary atresia, an uncommon liver ailment that can be deadly.
The medical staff conducted a Kasai operation on Liorah the day she was diagnosed, which is a technique that has a one in three probability of treating the liver deformity …

Planned Gift

A planned gift is a charitable contribution made as part of the overall financial and estate planning. Once your property has been distributed to your recipients, this monetary gift will be made to the David Foster Foundation.
Making a planned contribution might help you meet your own financial and tax objectives while also helping others. The David Foster Foundation can be named as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy, in your bequest, will, securities, trusts, and other monetary solutions that meet your tax and financial aims.
Have a chance to help others who are in need. You can help by tissue and organ donation. This …

Being an Organ Donor

One way to help and save a life is by becoming an organ donor. In Canada and the U.S., there is a shortage for most organs required for transplantation. Today, over 4,500 Canadians are waiting for transplants, with too many of them being children.
By volunteering as an organ donor, you may someday be able to save a life. Donation or transplant could save the lives of more than 10 people. Because of the limited donor organs, most people end up dying while on the waiting list of transplant.
You could prevent this by choosing to donate your organs when you are alive or dead. If you make the decision to donate your organs or …

Sponsor a Family

The David Foster Foundation has been on the forefront helping over 1, 200 families whose children need an organ transplant to survive. All the funds raised by the foundation are directed to a private account to directly support the family.
Many of us have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help others that need tissue and organ donation. You could sponsor a family that is in dire need of a life-saving transplant by sending your funds to The David Foster Foundation.
The funds donated go a long way in ensuring that families across Canada with children that need transplant get the best support and guidance. It caters to basic needs …

Alarming Statistics from Canada Concentrating on the Importance of Organ Donation

Alarming Canadian Statistics presented by the David Foster Foundation show the importance of organ donation. On December 3, 2020, the David Foster Foundation raised awareness of the ongoing need for organ donation in Canada by presenting some unexpected and shocking information.
The statistics showed that Canada has one of the lowest donor rates in the world, which is particularly troubling.The David Foster Foundation is a national non-profit Canadian charity foundation dedicated to helping Canadian people with kids in need of life-saving pediatric organ transplantations with non-medical costs.
David Foster, the Founder of …