Emilie Hageltorn

My CHEO Story

I have a long history with CHEO. My first admission was at 4 weeks of age, when I was admitted for a urinary tract infection. We discovered that I had kidney reflux as a result of a dual collection system in my right kidney. I was followed closely by the Urology Clinic and had surgery at 4 years of age to correct the reflux, because I had several breakthrough infections that led to repeated hospitalisations. That same year, I broke my collarbone. A year later, I had surgery to remove a dermoid cyst in my eye socket. This year, I had surgery to repair a meniscus and reconstruct the ACL in my right knee. CHEO doctors, nurses and other employees were always professional, and kind and provided me excellent care.

Areas of Interest

  • Concussion
  • Mental Health
  • Asthma
  • Cancer

Why I'm involved

My frequent visits to the hospital led me to develop an interest for medical research. As I prepare to graduate from high school, I am considering a career in this field as a way to further my interest in research and as a way to contribute to a community that has been very supportive to me.

Areas of Interest

My Role

  • PFAC 2022-2024 – Co-chair
  • Research Reviewer
  • Co-author FER Guidebook