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THANK YOU NORMA CARA CARMINA FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!October 20 2014

Thank you for your generous donation: beautiful wall decals for the kids at the CRME!

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Thank you Norma Cara Carmina ! #SHARINGISCARING

THANK YOU MIA FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!August 17 2014

Mia was so touched by Emmanuel, that she decided to donate $ 20 to the foundation.

From Grade 2 at Lower Canada College.

 

THE MARIE ENFANT REHABILITATION CENTRE ACQUIRES A ROBOT‐ASSISTED WALKING THERAPY DEVICEJuly 30 2014

Montreal, Tuesday, June 29, 2014 – CHU Sainte‐Justine’s Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre (CRME) is proud to announce the purchase of a LOKOMAT, the very first robot‐assisted walking therapy device in Québec. This state‐of‐the‐art equipment will also help us gain invaluable knowledge.

“At CHU Sainte‐Justine we have developed expertise that has helped us become a centre of excellence in musculoskeletal disorders and in rehabilitation medicine thereby benefiting Marie Enfant Rehabilitation Centre. The integration of health care, education and research is at the core of CHU Sainte‐Justine’s innovations and thus allows us, through the implementation of specific projects, to measure and assess those undertakings for the greater benefit of our clients,” stated Dr. Fabrice Brunet, Chief Executive Office at CHU Sainte‐Justine.

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ANGES TERRESTRES BOOKApril 2 2014

We would like to thank Mr. Joseph Kerba, a childcare volunteer at the Centre de Rehabilitation Marie Enfant (CRME) and at the neonatal department of the CHU Sainte-Justine Hospital as well as the author of Anges Terrestres (Earthly Angels). From the proceeds of the sale of his book, Mr. Kerba recently donated $5,772 to the Fondation Mélio.

In his book, Mr. Kerba gives us an account of his own experience and shares testimonials of several parents, grandparents and other caretakers of children with disabilities. Mr. Kerba’s book is filled with touching stories of courage and love as well as various photos. The introduction to the book is the work of our national tenor Marc Hervieux, and includes a note by Jean Beliveau, the great Number 4 of the Montreal Canadiens.

Having a disabled child is not an easy experience. However, it is an experience that leads to exceptional determination, remarkable courage and unparalleled love.

You can purchase the Anges Terrestres book online via the Mélio Store for only $25 www.fondation-melio.org/ website.

Please note that Joseph Kerba will be donating all of his copyright royalties to the Fondation Mélio while the publisher will be donating one dollar per book sold. Each book represents an important donation for the Fondation. Therefore, we hope that many of you will visit our online store and buy the Anges Terrestres book. By doing so, you will be helping us care for the 5000 children cared for annually CRME.

ARLETTE COUSTURE, AUTHOR OF “LES FILLES DE CALEB”, A FRIEND OF THE FONDATION MÉLIO!March 18 2014

What a lovely surprise to come across our friend Arlette Cousture, the author of “Arnaud au pays des Koalas” at the Fondation! Arlette met many of the children cared for at the CRME during her visit.


Arlette Cousture recently launched ‘Pourquoi les enfants courent-ils toujours après les pigeons?’, a collection of short stories published exclusively via her website www.arlettecousture.com. The renowned Quebec author came by to announce that she will be donating a percentage of sales of her short story collection to the Fondation Mélio.


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PUBLISHED YESTERDAY, OUR MONTHLY ENEWSLETTER IS AVAILABLE IN FRENCH.March 11 2014

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