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Mathis P. sponsored kid 24h Tremblant

I often say: it's no big deal, there's no problem, all is well, no stress...

Mathis Péloquin, treated for severe scoliosis

My name is Mathis Péloquin and I'm 12 years old. I was born with a heart defect and severe scoliosis, which was progressing very rapidly.

 

I'm really into sports and there's no stopping me! I'm a fighter and I love challenges! I was born with a heart defect. I had heart surgery when I was 18 months old and I'm still undergoing cardiology treatment. I may need another heart operation in the future. I also have severe scoliosis, which has progressed rapidly. From about 20 months of age, I alternated between wearing Boston corsets during the summer, which could be removed for short periods, and plaster corsets, which went from my neck down to my waist, every other month of the year. Fortunately, I no longer had to wear these plaster corsets when I had my first operation, at the age of seven, to install orthopedic rods in my back. Since then, I've had surgery every six months to lengthen the rods to allow me to grow, but as I'm currently in the middle of a growth spurt, I'm now operated on every four months. Since I was born, I've been in the operating room nearly 17 times, and I'll still have to undergo between 10 and 12 operations on my back.

Above all, I'm pretty determined! I ski downhill, play soccer, basketball, tennis, golf and ride my bike! And when I've recovered, I'm going to join a ski racing team, jump on a trampoline, climb, surf and jump into a pool...

It's all made possible by the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation!

For my family and I, the 24h means... a superb initiative, which for many years has been committed to the happiness and well-being of children through many causes, each as important as the next.

Thank you for being an important part of this vast wave of solidarity!

You’re giving children hope for a brighter future through various programs and research projects funded by the 24h and its beneficiaries: Fondation Charles-Bruneau, CHEO Foundation, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Fondation Tremblant. 

Your donations matter. They make a real difference in the lives of Mathis and thousands of children.

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