BC Women’s Hospital Foundation

Charlie’s Story

Did you know that genetic disorders are one of the leading causes of infant mortality? That’s why a large proportion of patients in the BC Women’s Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) rely on The Provincial Medical Genetics Program (PMGP), a provincial centre of excellence that provides exceptional genomics-informed care.

For Charlie, The Provincial Medical Genetics Program was the catalyst for diagnosing her genetic condition and providing her and her family with a plan to treat her condition.

“She wouldn’t have made it to her third birthday if it weren’t for the Provincial Medical Genetics Program at BC Women’s Hospital.” – Charlie’s Dad, Kelsey

Watch the video to learn more about Charlie’s incredible journey. 

BC Women’s Health Foundation is BC’s largest non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the full spectrum of women’s health. They ensure women have equitable access to the highest quality healthcare when, where, and how they need it.