Todd Churchill, a father of two from Portugal Cove – St. Philips, Newfoundland and Labrador, spends his winter nights working on a backyard rink that’s raised almost $115,000 for the children’s charities that have helped his youngest son.
In 2011, Todd Churchill’s son Carter was born with life-threatening complications: a brain bleed, enlarged heart, breathing problems, and low blood pressure.
“In the first week, it was not even certain that he would live,” Churchill wrote in an email to Yahoo Canada News. “It was two weeks before we were even able to hold him for the first time because of his critical condition.”
After a month in the NICU at Janeway Children’s Hospital in St. John’s, Carter was finally released.
This wasn’t the end of his challenges, however. He was later diagnosed as profoundly deaf and with cerebral palsy.
“Any special needs parent will tell you that it is so frustrating and disheartening to be in a position that you cannot do anything to help your child. If there Read More »from Newfoundland dad builds backyard rink, raises almost $115,000 for children’s charities