Giving baby Francis a chance

On December 23, 2014, Francis was born three months early and weighed only 1.5 pounds. Thanks to innovative new technologies available at the Newborn ICU, Francis was given a chance at a full life.

We introduced baby Francis to our friends at TELUS where they learned about his 99 day stay in the Newborn ICU. Because of the dramatic advances in neonatal technologies the delivery of care to premature and critically ill newborns, each year nearly 1400 tiny patients like Francis are able to receive the care they need to return home healthy.


Stories like Francis’ inspire TELUS to "give where we live." That’s why they’re committed to helping sick and fragile babies receive the best healthcare possible. In support of the BC Women’s Hospital Hope Starts Here capital campaign, TELUS has committed $650,000 to upgrade and enhance the technology needs within the Newborn ICU. This contribution brings TELUS’ support of BC Women’s Hospital to $2 million since 1991, improving the lives of countless women, newborns and their families.

You can help us make sure newborns get the very best in critical care. For every Like of this video on Facebook, or retweet on Twitter, TELUS will give $1 to BC Women’s Hospital (up to a maximum of $70,000). These funds will be directly used to upgrade and enhance the technology needs within the Newborn ICU.