MacKids Walk & Wheel Ambassadors - DoraLee

MacKid DoraLee

DoraLee was born prematurely at McMaster Children’s Hospital and spent some time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after suffering from brain bleeds that caused significant damage.

She was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP), which resulted in extreme muscle stiffness and the loss of motor control. In the Developmental Pediatrics and Rehabilitation Program (DPRP), she received occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech therapy.

Now a teenager, DoraLee continues to receive occupational and physiotherapy at Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre to enhance her mobility. 

“DoraLee will reach her full potential thanks to Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre,” says her mother, Tara. “The Centre makes our lives easier and it’s comforting that they’re just a phone call away.”

DoraLee is proud to be a MacKid Ambassador for this year’s MacKids Walk & Wheel on June 1, a fundraising event presented by RBC in support of McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation. Learn more about MacKids Walk & Wheel at