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Anonymous donor lets sick children DRIVE themselves to operating room in style

 Seven year old, Lucas Skewes, drives himself to the operating room


At Humber River Hospital, we understand having surgery can be extremely stressful to some, especially if you are a child or parent.  However, thanks to the anonymous donation of a mini luxury vehicle, Humber’s youngest patients will now be riding to the operating room feeling more empowered and more relaxed —and in sporty style.  


 (L-R) Alexandra Christofides, Child Life Program Specialist, Lucas Skewes, 7, and Aaron Skewes, Lucas’ father 


“The cars and their little faces light up. Kids can play their favourite music as they drive by the doctors and nurses,” says Alex Christofides, Certified Child Life Specialist at Humber River Hospital.  “This donation means so much to our little patients and to the families in our program.  It truly helps to put parents’ minds at ease and can help create good memories for children during what can be an otherwise stressful time.”


The Child Life Program supports children and their families by sharing information about the hospital experience, at an age-appropriate level, including providing information and fielding questions on medical procedures, illness and injury.  

Patient Care Reinvented.