Savouring each moment as a family
“When I think about how close we came to losing our beautiful children,” Sharon says, “it’s almost too much. Now, we savour every moment, never taking any second for granted. Our time is so much sweeter now and we’re not going to waste a moment of it.”
Both Ali and Sharon believe that fateful day has inadvertently shaped the twins in odd but fascinating ways. Today, Rory is fierce, confident and loves to fix everyone’s ‘boo-boos’ with her special kisses. Adam is happy, playful, and passionate about dinosaurs and sharks.
This year, the twins start kindergarten, and between school, swimming classes and family gatherings, the children are kept active and busy. It’s no understatement to say that every day is an adventure, and a gift.
“Things could have ended differently three years ago, but North York General’s Emergency Department was there for us when we needed it most. The team’s fast actions gave us our family, and now we get to experience life’s special moments together. There are no words that can’t truly express our gratitude.”
There’s a special photo on the wall of the Ghafour family home that’s become a prized possession. It’s a gathering of all the doctors and nurses who saved the twins and cared for them afterwards. Whenever they see it, they’re reminded of the hospital and the health care team that never gave up on their children, and just how fortunate they are.