Pajama Party to help Campbell River babies beat the odds

Aya Walcot is suffering from Mowat Wilson Syndrome. She has under gone many surgeries including one open heart surgery. - Photo submitted
Aya Walcot is suffering from Mowat Wilson Syndrome. She has under gone many surgeries including one open heart surgery.
— image credit: Photo submitted

The stories of two struggling children has inspired local businessman Chad Braithwaite to take action.

Braithwaite’s Fitness Etc. will be holding a Onesie/Pajama Party-themed fundraising event on March 16 with all proceeds going to the BC Children’s Hospital, Mowat Wilson Syndrome Research and PVS (pulmonary vein stenosis).

Aya Walcot has under gone many surgeries including one for open heart because she is suffering from Mowat Wilson Syndrome.

Her dad is a close friend of Braithwaite’s so helping Baby Aya and supporting research for her disease is always something he and his business will be involved in, he said.

The second baby is Korey Reise, who has PVS (pulmonary vein stenosis).

This was discovered after he too had open heart surgery to correct TGA (tranposition of the great arteries) which is when the two main arteries in your heart are reversed.

“These two kids have been through a lot at such a young age and they both continue to beat the odds,” Braithwaite said.

Braithwaite is currently appealing to the local business community on behalf of Aya Walcot, and Korey Reise for any support local companies would be willing to donate to this event.

Anyone with questions or is able to donate, can call Braithwaite at 250-202-2654 or e-mail him at

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

March for Children hits the streets
Will you be ready when ‘The Big One’ hits?
Family of hit-and-run victim makes emotional public appeal w/video
Christians and Muslims join together to spread holiday cheer to the homeless
FAMILY: Balancing business and family/Mom Q & A Dec. 12
FAMILY: Families the focus at Christmas for Salvation Army
Gingerbread houses built for Christmas Bureau
Toy Run food fun
Alberni celebrates 40 years of Starfleet

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.