A Little About the Mikey Network
Kids Hospital with the Mikey Network has developed the Mikey at Home Program. This program allows children who have been diagnosed
with a heart disease to go home while waiting for treatment or transplants. These children would not be discharged from the
hospital without receiving a Mikey unit. The Mikey's Kids Program has donated 8 units to date.
SickKids Hospital is an important partner in an initiative aimed at children, called the
Mikey's Kids Program. The Network supplies Mikeys to families whose children have serious heart conditions so they and their
families can leave the hospital knowing that a Mikey is at hand should their heart happen to skip a beat.
The Mikey Network's mission involves helping people of all ages, and it
has been gratifying to help so many families through the Network's partnership with SickKids Hospital.
"The Mikey Kids-at-Home program ensures that families from all parts
of Ontario, whose children have life-threatening heart conditions, have access to life-saving AED technology," says Dr.
Joel Kirsh. "This provides high-risk patients, their families and their medical team at SickKids wonderful piece of mind."
Social workers at The Labatt Family Heart Centre at SickKids wrote, "Through
the generosity of The Mikey Network in supplying defibrillators for the children and training for their caregivers, these
children are able to be at home when they might not have otherwise been able to safely do so."
The peace of mind these Mikeys provide for families is priceless, knowing that should their
child's heart skip a beat, life-saving help is close at hand.
Join the Team Mikey Walk of Life. Saturday, May 14th, 2011 The
Mikey Network will not only participate in this great walk but also help raise money for the Cardiac Health Foundation of
Canada, whose cardiac rehabilitation centres take over where the Mikeys leave off, helping thousands of cardiac survivors
recover and ideally live long and heart healthy lives. So come out and participate in a fun, healthy day for the entire family.
As our gift to you The Mikey Network will pay the Registration Fee for all
TEAM MIKEY participants and every team member will receive TEAM MIKEY gear. Our goal is for each team member to raise a minimum
of $100 towards this great cause and encourage 5 friends or family members to participate.