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Feb. 17, 2022

Elaine Yong - Pt 2 (My 4-Week-Old Daughter Needed a Heart Transplant)

In Part 2 of 2, Elaine delves further into the nightmare of her 4-week-old daughter, Addison's heart transplant. We talk about her and husband, GlobalTV News reporter, Aaron McArthur's decision to have another child and how that didn't quite go as planned. (more info in show notes)


Elaine Yong is a former Canadian news reporter (GlobalTV and CityTV Vancouver), and now the Communications Manager for the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. 

In Part 2 of 2, Elaine delves further into the nightmare of her 4-week-old daughter, Addison's heart transplant. We talk about her and husband, GlobalTV News reporter, Aaron McArthur's decision to have another child and how that didn't quite go as planned. 



Elaine and I also discussed the importance of family, organ donation and the Addison Fund, a charity set up to help with Pediatric Transplant Research. 
We'll discuss parenthood, their passion for travel, and finding creative ways to get out of the house during the pandemic.  And we touch on the polarizing topic of vaccination and masks, and why there is a right and wrong way to go about it with an immune compromised child in the household. 

Elaine Yong Links

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elaineyong/?originalSubdomain=ca

Elaine Yong, Aaron McArthur, and Addison Charity ad video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cV-eRoe_cs

The Addison Fund (discussed in RFTM part 2) https://join.vghfoundation.ca/give/341149/#!/donation/checkout

Referenced Links

BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute https://www.bcchr.ca/


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Elaine Yong

Elaine Yong is a former Canadian news reporter (GlobalTV and CityTV Vancouver), and now the Communications Manager for the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She's also an organ transplant advocate, and runs a charity inspired by her daughter, The Addison Fund.