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Herbie Fund 2019: Making a world of difference in the lives of children

The Herbie Fund is a not-for-profit volunteer-based group that has been fundraising for the past forty years at The Hospital for Sick Children.

The Herbie Fund is a not-for-profit volunteer-based group that has been fundraising for the last forty years for the The Hospital for Sick Children. The fund provides financial support to children who require surgical treatment. To date, over 800 children from 100 countries have received medical assistance through the Herbie Fund.

Here are several stories of how the fund has made a world of difference in the lives of children.

It all started with a baby in need of life-saving surgery. Now, forty years later, the Herbie Fund has saved the lives of over 800 children from 100 countries. Watch below to see how the fund has made a world of difference in the lives of so many.


In this year’s second installment of the Herbie series, Gord Martineau introduces us to two families — one from Ethiopia and one from the Philippines — whose lives have forever changed for the better thanks to their sons receiving medical treatment at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.


In part three of the series, Gord Martineau introduces us to a little boy from Kenya who was born with the upper bones in his skull fused together. Thanks to the Herbie Fund, he successfully underwent a highly-complex surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children.