Cohyn W

2015/16 Champion Child

Cohyn W

Champions2016_logo_CA_color_ENG-01He’s only ten years old but Cohyn has already had fifteen surgeries in his short life, with the first taking place when he was less than 24 hours old. Cohyn was born with Spina Bifida, Hydrocephalus and a Chairi Malformation, which means that he was born with a structural defect in the part of the brain that controls balance. Cohyn has also since developed syringomyelia, a rare progressive disease that affects his spinal cord. Every one of his surgeries has been accompanied by a lengthy hospital stay and recovery period.

These surgeries and challenges rarely slow Cohyn down for long. When he started kindergarten, he showed his fellow students a model skeleton to explain how and why he was different. His classmates’ understanding of his conditions, coupled with his concern for everyone to feel included, has created a happy boy with a compassionate heart and a sense of adventure.

Cohyn is just one of the many children who will, on occasion, call the new Children’s Hospital of Saskatchewan home.

Watch Cohyn’s story:

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We would like to thank all of our Children’s Hospital Foundation donors.

Reem Matlak
Brooklyn Fitzpatrick
Jill Danberg
Clavet School
Jill Jeffrey
Dave Dutchak
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Dan & Mrs.Heather McAvoy
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Pat & Donna Panter
Weldon 4-H Beef Club
Darin Street
Allan Loomer
Lindsay Bryson
Jennifer Atamanchuk
Betty Russell
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Brent Dueck
eric thompson
Cathy Teichroeb
David Motion
Justin Bloor
Gerald Shauf
Lumsden Elementary School
Krissie and Andrew Urmson
Quantum Processing Ltd.
Steve and Michelle Skoworodko