May 9, 2014 10:30 pm

Health Headlines, May 3 – 9

May 3 – Children with diabetes on the rise
A new study finds an alarming increase in the number of children with diabetes in the U.S.

May 5 – Courage to Come Back Awards: Jackie Hooper
Growing up in poverty, years in an abusive marriage and many bouts of depression were not enough to hold down Jackie Hooper. Somehow she found the strength to live a full life and create a lasting and meaningful legacy for people with mental illness.

May 6 – Courage to Come Back Awards: Brenda Gardiner
Brenda Gardiner was just five-years-old when she witnessed her father murder her mother in an alcoholic rage. How she survived and what she continues to fight for is what makes Brenda one of this year’s Courage to Come Back award recipients.

May 7 – Courage to Come Back Awards: Kennedy Baker
As a teen, Kennedy Baker had lumps removed from her breasts, saw her mother deal with sexual abuse, and was shot, at random, while jogging. All those events sent Kennedy into a tailspin…but she came back with a mission.

May 8 – BC doctors help children in Uganda
A group of BC doctors have returned from a mission to Uganda where they travelled to improve the health of children. Uganda is a country where nearly 50 percent of the population is younger than 15 years old with just one pediatric surgeon, country- wide.

May 9 – Building of BC Children’s Hospital acute care centre begins
Life is about to get better for the thousands of sick children across BC. Today saw the official launch of a major redevelopment of BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver.

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