Program

Mark's Moments

Mark connects with young people with disabilities and learns that nothing can slow these kids down.

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  • Emma
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    February 17, 2012

    Emma Evans. Today on Mark's Moments, host Mark Sykes spends the day with his friend Emma who was born with cerebral palsy. Emma shares her story with Mark, they enjoy the outdoors and she attempts to teach Mark synchronized swimming.

  • Layla
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    February 10, 2012

    Layla Pasdernick. Today on Mark's Moments, host Mark Sykes spends the day with his friend Layla who was born with a cleft lip and palate. Layla shares her story with Mark, they enjoy a game of soccer and go for a walk in forest.

  • Ethan and Gavin
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    February 3, 2012

    Ethan and Gavin Morrobel. Today on Mark's Moments, host Mark Sykes spends the day with brothers Ethan and Gavin who were born with Usher Syndrome. a condition that affects their hearing. The boys teach Mark about cochlear implants, play word games and enjoy a game of baseball.

  • Gavin
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    May 14, 2011

    Gavin Braun. Today on Mark's Moments, host Mark Sykes spends the day with 11 year-old Gavin who has Polystotic Fibrous Dysplasia (PFD), a disease that affects the bones in his leg. Gavin gets Mark to run with one shoe higher then the other so that Mark can better understand what it feels like for Gavin to play with PFD. They also get to check out Gavin's neighbourhood and play some music together.

  • Tara
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    March 10, 2011

    Tara Dsouza: Today on Mark's Moments, host Mark Sykes spends the day with Tara, a 12 year-old amputee who lost her left leg to the flesh eating disease when she was 9. Living life with a prosthetic leg hasn't slowed Tara down, in fact it's made her life even busier! Watch as Tara shares her passion for swimming, knitting and baking with Mark.

  • Natalie
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    March 9, 2011

    Natalie McDonald. Today on Mark's Moments, host Mark Sykes spends the day with 10 year-old Natalie who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a disease that causes muscle deterioration. Living life in a wheelchair is normal for Natalie. She explains to Mark how she travels to school, gets around her classroom and shares her love of race car driving.

  • The Braun Brothers
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    March 8, 2011

    Lucas and Zane Braun: Today on Mark's Moments, host Mark Sykes spends the day brothers Lucas and Zane who were born with Morquio Syndrome, a rare form of dwarfism. The boys show Mark the scooters they use as transportation, give him a tour of their accessible house and share their passion for hockey with a game of mini sticks.

  • Kellen
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    March 7, 2011

    Mark spends the day with his friend Kellen, who has Cerebral Palsy. Kellen and Mark ride their bikes, swing at the park and play street hockey.

  • Sophie
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    June 7, 2010

    Mark spends the day with his friend Sophie, who has Congenital Metaphyseal Dysplasia (knock knee). Sophie teaches Mark to tap dance, bake cookies and ride a four-wheeler.

  • Maygan
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    April 19, 2010

    Mark spends the day with his friend Maygan who has Alopecia (hair loss).