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Throughout CMV Awareness Month, we will be highlighting families across Canada and sharing their journeys with congenital CMV.

About the George Family

Mike George’s son, Ben, was born with congenital Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Doctors told them that he may never walk, talk or go to school. But Mike and his wife, Jan, never gave up hope and today, Ben is a university graduate.

Mike and Jan run Soaring Families, an organization that supports families impacted by disability. They are based out of Saint John, New Brunswick. Learn more at:

As of June 2, 2021, no province-wide CMV screening protocols exist in New Brunswick, Canada. It’s time to change that! It’s time to Screen For CMV.