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Connections: The Magee-Leavitt Family
Hannah McGee and Andrew Leavitt are the loving parents to their son, Jackson. Jackson was born 10 weeks early weighing one pound 10 ounces. He spent 115 days in the NICU and the following year, he was in and out of the pediatric floor. He has a variety of complex health conditions due to his premature birth including: spastic quad cerebral palsy; epilepsy; hearing loss; cortical visual impairment; is on home oxygen for a chronic lung condition; a heart defect; and is fed via a G-J tube.
Jackson is two-years old and currently enjoys playing with his toys, going to the camp, swimming, doing arts and crafts, and going for drives in the truck. Everything he does is shared and supported by family.
We're Hiring: lay patient navigator
The Lay Patient Navigator (PN) will work directly with the Nurse PN, families and the care team to provide navigational services. The Lay PN will also work closely with the research team, stakeholders and volunteers. The Lay PN is responsible for helping navigate various systems, as well as outreach in relation to the NaviCare/SoinsNavi Centre.
2017 Summer Camps & Day Programs
A Resource for Children & Youth in New Brunswick Who Have a Complex Health Condition
Connections THE SAULNIER FAMILY:
Amanda and Jason are dedicated, busy parents of two young boys. Both of their sons (Marcus & Jase) have autism; their oldest also has other medical complexities. They are pictured here, recently wearing blue in support of autism awareness). Parenting two young boys is exhausting as is; Amanda and Jason have the additional role of managing countless health team members, navigating frustrating systems, never-ending appointments, and of course the challenges that come with a diagnosis of autism. Times TWO.
Help for families with sick children - NaviCare
Information Morning - Moncton
January 11, 2017 - Rima Azar is a professor of psychology at Mount Allison University and one of the lead researchers who helped develop the program and Sherry Vautour is a registered nurse and patient navigator for NaviCare.
New call line for parents of children with disabilities
January 10, 2017 - Parents of children with complex health conditions now have a number to call in New Brunswick to get help accessing services.The NaviCare/SoinsNavi toll-free line will be answered in both official languages by a nurse who can help guide parents to medical experts and financial supports in the province.
New service introduced aimed at providing aid to young children with complex health needs and their families
January 10, 2017: Navigating the health care system can be complicated and frustrated, even more so for families of children with complex needs. As Global’s Andrew Cromwell reports, a new service has been launched aimed at lessening that burden.