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Volunteer women’s organization raises $6 million for Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada

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MONTREAL, May 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Daughters of the Nile is an international organization of women dedicated to the cause of Shriner children. Canadian Daughters of the Nile has raised $6 million to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.

Today, the hospital is proud to welcome Donna Kramer, supreme queen of this extraordinary philanthropic organization, with chapters in Canada, the United States and South America. A formal ceremony, attended by senior leadership from the Shriners for Children Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada, including the Chair of the Hospital’s Board of Governors, will celebrate this great achievement with the Canadian Daughters of the Nile.

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“The Daughters of the Nile are an inspiration to all of us. Not only are they fantastic fundraisers and spokespersons for our cause, but they also look after the daily needs of the children we care for by providing quilts, sewing specialty clothing, making every holiday special and helping our families struggling with gift cards. I want to congratulate Supreme Queen Donna Kramer and all Canadian Nile Girls on this incredible achievement,” said Jerry Gantt, Chairman of the Board.

During her annual tour, Supreme Queen Donna Kramer, originally from Edmonton, will have the opportunity to virtually visit one of our young patients Raphael, also from Edmonton but who is receiving treatment in Montreal for a rare genetic disease. called congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia. When he was 10 months old, Raphaël woke up one morning with a mysterious injury, a broken tibia. It would be a long road before his family received a medical explanation. After extensive research in Europe, Japan and other countries, Raphael’s family finally found answers here in Canada. Doctors at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada had to wait until he was 3½ years old to perform complex surgery, which involved using the child’s own stem cells and inserting rods and plates. Today, Raphaël, affectionately known as “Little Guy” by his parents, can walk and do many things that other children do. His leg was saved.

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“Meeting Raphaël, even virtually, is rewarding for me and for all the other members of the Daughters of the Nile, who work tirelessly to raise funds, implement projects and meet the needs of hospitals. When a child and parent tell us their story or express their gratitude, we know deep down that we are making a difference,” says Kramer.

In light of the Daughters of the Nile’s commitment to providing orthodontic appliances, prosthetics and bone-anchored hearing aids (BAHAs), stations will be set up to demonstrate various rehabilitation treatments during this official visit.

We would like to acknowledge that during the pandemic, these women have used their invaluable skills to sew hundreds of hospital gowns and face masks for the protection of our patients and staff.

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About Shriners Hospitals for Children — Canada

Established in Montreal in 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is the only Canadian facility in the Shriners Hospitals network. This bilingual short-term acute care hospital provides ultra-specialized orthopedic care to children from coast to coast in Canada, the United States and around the world. The hospital’s mission is to promote health and provide treatment and rehabilitation for infants, children and young adults with orthopedic and neuromuscular problems such as scoliosis, osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle bone disease), foot bots, hip dysplasia, leg length discrepancies and cerebral palsy.

The hospital is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research and education. Affiliated with McGill University, the hospital provides clinical experience and teaching to residents and allied professionals in its exceptional new facility on the Glen site. The hospital is present in communities across Canada, through telemedicine, mobile clinics and satellite clinics.

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About Daughters of the Nile

An international fraternal organization for women 18 or older. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1913, the Daughters of the Nile has over 17,800 members in 131 cities across the United States, Canada and South America. Our members are proud of their long association with Shriners International and their continued support of Shriners Children’s. The Daughters of the Nile maintain two permanent funds to benefit Shriners Children’s. The Daughters of the Nile Foundation administers funds in the United States. In Canada, the Daughters of the Nile Foundation of Canada administers the funds. Our one and only charitable enterprise is Shriners Children’s and its network of medical facilities across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Each year, our members give generously of their time and talents by volunteering more than 180,000 hours in hospitals. Additionally, they sew clothing, quilts and special projects requested by hospitals, provide books, toys, games and other educational/recreational materials, and sponsor parties for patients and their families each month.

Media representatives are invited to come to the hospital at
10:30 a.m..
1003, boul. Decarie, Montreal (Quebec) H4A0A9

Car park
You can park in the underground parking lot at level P3A – 100. Locate the entrance to the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada and take the elevator to the ground floor.

Information
Laure Moureaux, Communications Advisor, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada.
Cell: 514-207-2267 or [email protected]

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