Meet little James, 3, who has a rare genetic disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome

You have truly been a blessing for us

James has Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that has permanently compromised his immune system.  According to Jackielynn, James's mother, iti s through the Air Canada Foundation Hospital Transportation Program that the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital in Saskatoon was able to assist James and her with travel to Toronto to see a team of specialists.  The support she received moved her to tears, as she felt she had finally caught a break in a chaotic whirlwing of trying to help her son.

"Thank you very much to the Air Canada Foundation for making the trip to Toronto possible.  The specialists were amazing. They know much more about the desease that the doctors back home. They<ve run a lot of specialized immunology and genetic tests to figure out the best treatment plan for him. Because the only cure for Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome is a delicate bone marrow transplant, they wanted to get a better idea of his overall health before proceeding. Words cannot express how grateful I am. You have truly been a blessing for us."

Thanks to your donation, other children requiring medical care unavailable in their community will benefit from the Air Canada Foundation Hospital Transportation Program, and their family will not have to worry about the travel costs associated with their child<s hospitalization.

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Posted by: Air Canada Foundation on December 12, 2017.