Marathon runner thankful for HSC Children's

When Stephanie Gogeun was born her left ankle joint was parallel to her leg. Her parents didn’t know if she would ever be able walk. Now she’s run 10 half marathons and one full marathon.

Just weeks after Stephanie was born, experts at HSC Children’s showed her father exercises to help slowly adjust the ankle joint. And it worked. Stephanie was an active child, and still moves freely as an adult. She enjoys all kinds of activates like running, volleyball, interval training and swimming.

“If it wasn’t for the amazing doctors at Children’s Hospital I would not be the person that I am.”

Stephanie now works to continue improving child health in her career. She is a Data Analyst/Manager in Dr. Megan Azad’s lab at the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM).

“Working for CHRIM I see all the amazing research going on and how much it impacts the lives of children in Manitoba. I am so happy I can say that I am a part of this amazing group and I look forward to seeing what the next 50 years have in store,” says Stephanie.

Stephanie is grateful for the care she received at HSC Children’s and, as an expectant mother, is comforted knowing HSC Children’s will always be there for those who need it.

“Having that resource in Manitoba is fantastic for parents. They know if they go to Children’s Hospital they’re going to get the best care for their children and I’m living proof of that.”

Making sure research continues here in Manitoba for the next 50 years requires funding. Children’s Hospital Foundation is looking for Legacy Donors to ensure the future of children’s health care. To learn more about legacy donations visit click here.