Join the webinar – Meet Agathe. She had 18 surgeries before her 1st birthday

On Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Join CHOM FM’S Terry Dimonte for a special insider’s look at a doctor’s medical ingenuity and a newborn’s will to survive.

Born severely premature Agathe weighed only 770 grams, a little less than two grapefruits. The little girl had malformations of both her pulmonary artery and trachea. Agathe was so sick, her doctors predicted she would likely die in a few days.

In this deeply moving conversation, co-hosted by the Children’s Foundation president Renée Vézina, discover the roller coaster of emotions Agathe’s parents endured as their daughter underwent one surgery after another. Dr. Sam Daniel, Director of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery will also share the never-before-revealed details of the do-or-die surgery he performed to save Agathe’s life, followed by a 12-hour open-heart and trachea surgery that was the first ever attempted in Canada on such a tiny baby.

Learn how your donations to the Children’s Foundation help children like Agathe survive and thrive: Register now!


The Children's Foundation is happy to present a series of webinars in support of the Hospital's young patients and their families, the exceptional work of medical experts and our generous donors. Thank you for helping give sick children in Quebec back their fighting spirit.


Exclusive peek behind the scenes at the Children’s
December 15, 2020

Hosted by CHOM FM’s Terry DiMonte and Renée Vézina, President of the Children’s Foundation, get an exclusive peek behind the scenes at the Children’s.

See how your donations have life-changing impacts on our young patients and their family. Learn about a delicate surgery that saved the life of a two-day-old with a rare condition. Get inspired by a father sharing the personal story of his 6-year-old daughter arduous and ongoing battle to save her life. View the webinar:

World Restart a Heart Day 2020
October 16, 2020

As part of the McGill World Restart a Heart 2020 Campaign, learn about the importance of CPR with specialists from the Children’s and McGill University health professional students. Get inspired by the story of a very special family. View the webinar:

How to stay safe this summer
July 9, 2020

Children's medical experts Dr. Holly Agostino, Eating Disorder Program Medical Director, Dr. Laurie Plotnick, Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Dr. Martin Gignac, Chief of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department answer your questions on how to have a safe and fun summer.

Topics include what to expect in the hospital’s emergency department, staying safe while on vacation and how teens are coping with the anxiety of COVID-19. View the webinar: