Godfrey is retiring after 35 years with Herbie Fund, dating back to its inception in 1979. Herbie Fund enables children from around the globe to receive life-changing or, in some instances, life-saving surgery at Torontos Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). It is named for its inaugural patient — online dating Herbie Quinones of Brooklyn, New York — who was born with a rare birth defect that made it impossible for him to breathe while eating. Alerted to his plight, Gina and Paul Godfrey launched a fundraising campaign that not only resulted in the babys successful surgery but the beginnings of a charitable organization with a global reach. At last count, 750 children from 106 countries had received specialized care at SickKids in Toronto read more… through the Herbie Fund. Administration of Herbie Fund will be passed over to SickKids Foundation. Special awards will also be presented at this years gala dinner and auction to DR. JAMES WRIGHT and the CARIBBEAN CHILDREN FOUNDATION (CCF).
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