Operation Infant Soleil: About $ 4 million for sick children

The Soleil Maternal and Child Health Center of CHU de Québec-Université Laval has been able to acquire a new special device for $ 3.645 million through Operation Enfant Soleil.

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As the 35th telethon approaches, the company on Thursday unveiled the results of its latest campaign.

In all, 20 3.862 million was donated to six organizations in the Capital-National region in 2022, including the lion’s share of the Center mère-enfant de Québec.

The pediatric hospital will be able to rely on a new Tesla-3 type magnetic resonance device that will help diagnose and diagnose diseases with rare syndromes early, thus ensuring early care of the baby.

The amount provided will also contribute to the redevelopment of the infrastructure in which the device is located and to the neural development of at-risk neonates.

A difference

Such an investment could make all the difference for a family like eight-year-old Charles Bolduk.


Charles Bolduk, 8, from Quebec.  The young man is suffering from an orphan disease which is the cause of his significant shortness of breath.  According to her mother, Catherine Gauthier, the donation from Operation Infant Soleil is critical to the quality of care at the Soleil Maternal and Child Care Center where she is being followed.

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Charles Bolduk, 8, from Quebec. The young man is suffering from an orphan disease which is the cause of his significant shortness of breath. According to her mother, Catherine Gauthier, the donation from Operation Infant Soleil is critical to the quality of care at the Soleil Maternal and Child Care Center where she is being followed.

The Quebec boy has been suffering from an unknown illness since birth which causes him to have shortness of breath which sometimes manifests itself, especially at night.

The baby consumes so much energy to breathe that its growth curve shows a delay.

“It’s not at the level of the lungs, but really between the jaw and the neck, let’s just say. When he’s asleep, it feels like it’s stagnant and it breaks down together, so the wind doesn’t blow,” testified his mother, Catherine Gauthier.


Charles Bolduk, 8, from Quebec and his mother Catherine Gauthier during the young boy's recent hospitalization in early May.  The young man is suffering from an orphan disease which is the cause of his significant shortness of breath.  According to her mother, the grant from Operation Infant Soleil is critical for the quality of care at the Soleil Mother-Child Center where she is followed.

Politeness

Charles Bolduk, 8, from Quebec and his mother Catherine Gauthier during the young boy’s recent hospitalization in early May. The young man is suffering from an orphan disease which is the cause of his significant shortness of breath. According to her mother, the grant from Operation Infant Soleil is critical for the quality of care at the Soleil Mother-Child Center where she is followed.

Many tests conducted so far have not answered the question of the origin of the disease. The little one was therefore carefully monitored by a number of experts at the Center Mere-Enfant Soleil.

“Since I was very young, I gave the operation to Infant Soleil, even as a teenager, because I thought it was important. I never thought that this money would one day be used for my own child, “said the mother.

His health problems and the occasional crisis that brought him to the hospital, Charles did very well in school and even started playing hockey.


Charles Bolduk

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“When your child is hospitalized, the machine is plugged in and you see the Infant Soleil logo stuck in it, you tell yourself, lucky that it exists and lucky that there are people who give,” she points out to Mrs. Gauthier.

Other investments

Other institutions supported by the operation this year are the Institute for Rehabilitation in Physical Deficiency of Quebec ($ 65,193), Mason Lemmerville Suzanne Vachan ($ 12,746), La Malbai Hospital ($ 37,476), the Capital-National Center in the Capital-National’s Department of Youth Programs ($ 65,183).

Across the province, 116 funding grants have been provided this year to improve child care, support families and prevent youth illness through healthy lifestyles.

Since 1988, $ 75,891,126 has been donated to the Capital-National region

The 35th Operation Infant Soleil Telethon will be presented live from Theater Capitol on 5 June.

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