The Foundation

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Mission

The Canadian CMV Foundation works to inform and educate others on specific prevention measures to protect against the risk of CMV infection. Congenital CMV is a common disease for infants but rarely talked about. Because CMV is a silent disease – meaning most people who are infected have no signs of symptoms (asymptomatic) – the mother is likely unaware she has CMV during her pregnancy. Still, every hour a child is disabled by the said disease.

The organization is committed to eradicating Congenital CMV infections through funding relevant and innovative research, supporting and advocating for the CMV community, and raising community awareness of the condition.

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The Story

When our son Alexandre was born in 2008, neither one of us had ever heard of Congenital Cytomegalo Virus or “CMV”. There we were, sitting in an office at the Children’s Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba experiencing what I wish on no parent. Doctors proceeded to tell us what our son had been diagnosed with and what he would have to go through. First, they would recommend he undergo 6 weeks of highly toxic medication called Gancyclovir. For this, he would… Read more »