Mason Brian Hobbs : June 6 2003 - December 23, 2003

By Jennifer and Mark Hobbs

Mason Brian Hobbs was born on June 6th, 2003 and within a short time it was evident that he would require constant medical attention in a hospital setting.

Mason was born with a rare form of Hirschsprungs disease and the only cure was a bowel transplant. We realized that a stay outside of the community for a considerable amount of time would be necessary.

Upon arriving at the Janeway hospital in St. John's, we were contacted by a social worker whose first words to us were : "Oh, I'm so glad that you are from the Bay St. George area." She went on to inform us about the Bay St. George Sick Children's Foundation and how they provided assistance to working couple who find themselves in the situation we did. She also went on to explain how it was the only organization of itís kind in the province.

The Sick Children's Foundation provided us with our accommodations, helped us with meals and transportation to Toronto's Sick Children's Hospital for further evaluation of Mason's condition.

When we found ourselves in this situation, our only focus was on Mason and his care. The financial strain that occurs is not something that you want to deal with, as it takes you away from that focus.

Bay St. George Sick Children's Foundation enabled us to feel a sense of freedom from that burden and allowed us to concentrate on what was really important to us.

We will never be able to truly express our appreciation for their support, we only hope that people realize how much they've helped us, how important this foundation is in our community, and how important it is for the community to in turn support this foundation.

Unfortunately, Mason passed away on December 23rd, 2003. Although our time with him was short, the time we did have was truly enjoyed and the support we received from family, friends and the Bay St. George Sick Children's Foundation will never be forgotten. Thank you!

 

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