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National Drowning Prevention Week: July 20th to July 26th

Each year in Quebec, 76 people die and 50 are hospitalized due to drownings or near-drowning incidents (INSPQ, 2008). National statistics are just as alarming, as drowning is among the top four leading causes of death among Canadian children and teens.
 
The Montreal Children’s Hospital Trauma Program reminds the public that drowning is a year-round risk.

Patient stories

Listening to her belt out a song, you’d never know 22-year-old Kaila Picard was once more familiar with the halls of The Montreal Children’s Hospital than singing in front of a live audience -- but the young songstress knows what it’s like to be in and out of the hospital as a child.