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Sophie's Stay at Sick Kids

$35,381 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 345 people in 15 days
Created February 4, 2019
Heather and Kaitlin Torrance
on behalf of Kyle Torrance
Sophie Grace Torrance was born on December 12, 2018 to adoring parents Sam and Kyle.  At one week old she went for a regular doctor's visit, and ended up in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa.  A few weeks later at CHEO Sophie was diagnosed with a rare genetic condition called Microvillus Inclusion Disease. It is commonly understood as intestinal failure; Sophie isn't able to digest food and will need to get her nutrients through an IV for life.  The family learned this would take specialized care, so
shortly after the diagnosis this brave beautiful little girl took her first flight on an ORNGE Ambulance plane to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.  Sophie will be staying at at Sick Kids for a least a few more months, where she will get specialized care, and Mom and Dad will learn how to continue to care for her and feed her intravenously once she's home. 


Donations to the campaign will contribute to the cost of the Torrance family being split between Ottawa and Toronto; gas for long drives, train trips, accommodations at Ronald McDonald House and eventually medical equipment and supplies for the future.  This GoFundMe was inspired by an outpouring of generosity from family and friends in the past few weeks asking how they could help; Sam Kyle and Sophie are so grateful for the support.
We will keep the love going by sharing photos and updates as Sophie continues to show us what true Girl Power really looks like! 

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Sam and Kyle are overjoyed by the support and love that everyone has shown them.
I am passing along their gratitude to all of you!

“We wish to express our deep gratitude for all of your generous donations to this fund for our daughter Sophie. We are so blessed to be surrounded by a wonderful community of friends and family who have shown us such support during this challenging time. Sophie’s our little fighter and we hope to get her home soon, where the donations from this fund will help us ensure we have the supplies and additional help at home needed to keep her growing strong!”

With love,
Kyle, Sam, and Sophie
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Family Day with the whole crew!
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On behalf of Kyle, Sam, Sophie and the whole Torrance and Richards’s families,
We want to take the time to sincerely thank you for your donation to “Sophie’s Stay at Sick Kids”. As you know, we started this fundraiser to help support Kyle and Sam with expenses during Sophie’s stay at Sick Kids, and other expenses that might incur down the road. We are so thankful and your generous donation helped us surpass our goal !
Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and support.
Sincerely,
Heather, Kaitlin, Kyle, Sam, Sophie and the whole Torrance and Richards family
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Proud Grampa Ian and proud father Kyle. Sophie is very much loved.
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Raised by 345 people in 15 days
Created February 4, 2019
Heather and Kaitlin Torrance
on behalf of Kyle Torrance
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