For cardiac children, life becomes a journey of doctor’s visits, tests, examinations, treatments and procedures or surgery. Learn more about the bravery, spirit and strength of these amazing children, starting with the story of Evan, whose life inspired the Evan Ty Jenkins Pediatric Research Foundation.

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Treasure Hunter – Kane Wolfe

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Stories, Treasure Hunters

Kane Wolfe rang in 2014 in the comfort of his own home with his parents Kristy and Harrison after being released from the Stollery Children’s Hospital earlier that day. Kane was admitted on December 27th and underwent a 4 hour surgery to repair his Supravalvular Aortic Stenonis. He spent 2 days in the Pediatric Cardiac […]

Kaelan Lockert, Our First Feature Treasure Hunter

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Stories, Treasure Hunters

Ahoy Treasure Bead Mateys! Treasure Life is proud to introduce Kaelan Lockert, our first feature Treasure Hunter! Kaelan was born January 30, 2011 a happy and healthy little boy. At 3 months of age he was diagnosed with what was thought to be a heart murmur. It turned out to be much more complicated and […]

Treasure Life sends Nathan on his DREAM TRIP!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2011 in Archived, Stories

On Valentine day 2011, Treasure Life hosted a skate-athon at KNRRC Arena in Beaumount to raise funds that would send Nathan on his Make a Wish Trip.$7,600 was raised to fund his dream trip to meet Lisa Simpson in Disney World. On September 20, 2011 Treasure Life received a plaque from the Make a Wish […]

A Very Generous Young Lady

Posted by on Sep 17, 2011 in Archived, Stories

This is Vienna Lewin For her 4th birthday she did not want presents instead she asked her party friends to bring a donation for the Treasure Life Bead Program. This wonderful gesture just shows what a beautiful, special and caring little girl she is. All donations from her party go directly to purchase beads for […]

2009 Presentation to the Stollery Hospital

Posted by on Mar 5, 2010 in Archived, Stories

The Evan Ty Jenkins Pediatric Research Foundation operating as “Treasure Life” are pleased to provide you with this brief update on how your donation dollars were allocated in 2009. Thank you for your support in the past and in helping us to assist the Cardiac Kids at the Stollery Childrens Hospital. Rick Jenkins and Shauna Jenkins […]

Nana and Papa Story

Posted by on Jan 6, 2010 in Stories

What do you say when you are given a beam of light, so bright that it shines through all the bad and bring nothing but joy, laughter and happiness. What you say is Evan Ty Jenkins. A little boy born with so many heart complications but lived with spirit, wit, laughter, wisdom and determination to live his short life to the fullest.

Kat’s Story

Posted by on May 27, 2008 in Stories

I went into labour with Kat about 3 a.m. on September 9, 1992, just a few short hours after watching “An Evening at the Improv.” She was two weeks early and I joked that she was merely curious about what all the laughter was about!