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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba A6LOCAL iK FREE FrnniiAHV 2001 Caleb celebrates birthday of Valentines Day heart By Kevin Rollason FIVE years after Caleb Schroeder received the best Valentines Day gift of all a heart transplant he knew why yesterday was Its my hearts birthday and its turning the bespectacled fouryearold chirps con fidently to a B Asked if he wonders thought Wed about the surgical scar on a a uoru his he answers aVe 8 V6rV They had to put the new normal heart in How would they get the heart out if they didnt have a knife and couldnt get it Then Caleb says Im a better wrestler than Im very Looking at the way he was wiggling across his mother Ritas it was decided not to test his Rita Schroeder said her robust youngster is a far cry from his condition in late just before he was At that doctors told nnw one mnm mom her and husband Harry their child needed a heart If a matching donor heart came the doc tors they were going to have to do an immediate caesarean section to get him out and into an operating room for his new Caleb ended up being born naturally on and three weeks on Valentines the call came that everyone had been waiting for and his damaged heart was Now in nursery Caleb says his two best friends are Girls just love his mother Its hard to believe were here at this stage and that hes a very normal We never thought wed have a very normal and we now have Along with other families with children who had heart Caleb and his fami including sevenyearold sister were celebrating World Congenital Heart Day yesterday and the launch of a family sup port group at the Variety Childrens Heart While the kids and adults were eating heart shaped cake and Drew a par ent with the support group called Circle of said that when his soft Sean was born with a hypoplastic right he would have appreciated being able to phone somebody who had been in the same situation It would have been nice to know what to Knox Reeni director of the heart said the support group is part of several changes in the heart program following the inquiry into multiple pediatric cardiac surgery deaths at Health Sciences The HSCs cardiac surgery program was shut down in 1994 after 12 children died in one ninemonth An inquest judge look ing into the deaths made many recommenda tions late last year that are being considered for implementation by a proviticially appoint ed Soni said Manitoba children with heart problems are now being sent to Edmonton for cardiac surgery and other interventional pro cedures when a surgeon has to be She said the local heart centre services about outpatient visits a There are about 120 children annually sent out of province for For more information about the support families can call JEFF DE BOW WINNIPEG FREE PRESS X Choicea are Too car be Thats why selfdirected Me Rene Russo value to our Specialists support fees or onci on call or flropbv or September 1999 and October 200 offered by TD Asset Management a w be associated with mutual fund investments amount of your investment in the fu performance may not Mutual fund i du Quebec and are not guaranteed ftnjncjjqs of I Caleb celebrates his hearts birthday yesterday with sister mom Rita and dad Manitobans honoured TWO Manitoba doctors have been named to the Order of in part for their con tributions to rural areas of the Winnipeg entomologist Sam who was a founder of the Folklorama heritage was nomi nated for his contributions to science and as a community Country physician Ed Hud from was nominated for his more than SO years of delivering medi cine to his They are two of the 98 appointments to the Order of which recognizes people who have made a dif ference to our worked for Agriculture Canada until his retirement in Concentrating on agricul tural Loschiavo developed methods in the 1960s and 1970s to detect bugs in cereal grain storage before they began to cause He was also part of the team that turned Folklorama from a onetime event to cel ebrate Manitobas centennial into the annual festival it is He was also a co founder of thp Italian Cana dian League of Manitoba and still supports the Italian Canadian Memorial Founda Hudsons nomination says that his vision of rural health care delivery was the basis for the Hamiota Dis trict Health Centreempha sizing progressive outreach educa tion and the cen tre now serves as a model for the rest of the Botanist Jennifer Shay was yesterday promoted to officer of the Order of Cana She is a professor emerita of botany at the University of where she taught from 1959 until her retire ment in The Adolpheresident helped found the universitys landscape architecture grad uate WINTER CLEARANCE TWO WEEKS ONLY Come Early While Selection is at its Best IV KREVCO 1 8006651 411 GRASSIE BLVD 6543847 Sale Continues ALL ALREADY REDUCED COATS Total Savings Up to Over Heres how your savings work withtheJotjpon Original T Dfi r j Reduced k Extra 10 off Coupon YOUR TOTAL 275 McDermot at King 9427376 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