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MacKenzee Wittke’s Story: Hope Endures

Mackenzee Wittke is a "one-in-a-billion" little girl. "Kenzee," as her family affectionately calls her, was born with a medical condition that has baffled experts from around the world. Her condition is so rare that the "Mackenzee Wittke Syndrome" was named after her. in August 2022, Kenzee celebrates her 13th birthday. (more…)
Jones Bob
July 11, 2022
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The Lemonade Stand Millionaires

Sydney and Taylor Woodworth and their friends don’t just turn lemons into lemonade, they masterminded an endeavour that helps seriously ill children find hope and in the process learned that giving makes you feel like a million dollars. 2022 is the 13th and final year for the Lemonade Stand. Their work is one of the top feel good stories of my life. (more…)
Bob Jones
July 8, 2022
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THE GIRL WITH THE HOLES IN HER HEART

When you’re seven years old and God spares the life of your little sister you want to say “Thank you” in a big way. That’s why Aden Yerichuk will be in the foyer of North Pointe offering hot chocolate for everyone  on Sunday December 9th and 16th. The Gift Of Twins It was Aden’s idea to send any donations he receives for his festive beverages to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. It’s his birthday on January 8th and Aden doesn’t plan to be at a party. Not every seven-year-old looks forward to being at a hospital on their birthday but that’s Aden’s chosen location. He will present the Stollery a gift on his birthday and it will come wrapped in gratitude.…
Bob Jones
December 5, 2018
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PRAYER MINUTE FOR JORDAN GAGNON

Beautifully peaceful, loving, happy, and easy going, these are all words I would use to describe my daughter Jordan Gagnon. But here are some other less liked words, Terminal, GMO, patient #7, GAN. Those words I wish we could forget. Jordan was diagnosed over three years ago with Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN). This currently is a terminal genetic condition that effects the nervous system, slowly cutting of every nerve in the body. On August 2nd Christa messaged, "Hey Pastor Bob, have you ever heard of a prayer minute done on social media? I had this thought yesterday that I could orchestrate a specific day and time for those that were interested they could pray for Jordan and our miracle. Has…
Bob Jones
August 24, 2018
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EIGHT-YEAR OLD’S BUCKET LIST: JANAYA CHEKOWSKI

How on earth can you make sense of an eight-year old needing a bucket list? Buckets are for kids to fill with sand and make sandcastles. And collect Saskatoons, raspberries or ladybugs. Or for carrying water to pour over their sister’s head. Janaya Chekowski-McKenzie, is a bright, spunky, beautiful eight-year old, and an incredible fighter with unlimited potential. However, the list of her medical complications is almost as long as her bucket list. Janaya's Story At birth she was found to be hypoxic due to being in the birth canal too long. And this caused a lung infection. At the age of three months she was diagnosed with a very rare condition called Hypopituitarism - an under-active pituitary gland. Janaya lacks…
Bob Jones
April 27, 2018
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MIRACLE TREAT DAY

On August 9th, 2018 all Blizzard treats at Dairy Queen are calorie free. Really. Buy one and let someone else eat it for you. They'll love you for it, you'll enjoy the pleasure of helping the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton and no calories gained in the process. A triple win. Miracle Treat Days On Miracle Treat Day, net proceeds from every Blizzard Treat sold at participating DQ locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals, like the Stollery. Every day, 4,900 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network member hospital for treatment. Some are battling cancer. Some are suffering from a traumatic injury. Others require constant care because they were born too early, or with a genetic…
Bob Jones
August 9, 2017
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RYDON HAROLD BOUCK’S STORY (UPDATED)

Rydon's parents believe in miracles. They watched their preemie son fight for his life with the aid of doctors and nurses in two hospitals and the prayers of family and friends each breath of the way. "Thanks again to everyone at North Pointe for your prayers and support. Words cannot describe how blessed we feel to have come so far." Looking at Rydon now, you'd never know the journey he's been on, so read about it below. Rydon Bouck faced more dire circumstances at 25 weeks old than most people experience in 25 years or an entire lifetime. On January 13, 2015, Rydon Harold was born to Kolby and Elise Bouck – son #3. Elise had endured a very difficult…
Bob Jones
March 28, 2015