A Hair Raising Tale from Michaela

Written on Tuesday February 05, 2013

Pony Tail that is..

Back in June 2012, a close family friend lost her battle to Cancer. Michaela watched her hair fall out because of the rounds of Chemo and radiation. She was shocked to think that this could happen to someone and that children could get sick like their family friend. Through tears she told her Mom that she no longer wanted her hair! That there was a little girl the same age as she was out there who needed nice long hair while she was getting better, and that her hair can grow back when others can not. “I want to cut all of my hair off and donate it!” So with one Big Snip 12” were cut off and sent to the Locks of Love.

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From Their Family to Yours

Written on Friday February 01, 2013

The following is an unedited testimonial that describes the entire Smiles by Pocock experience from a family perspective:

Dr. Bryce CowanFrom their family to yours! Dr. Paul Pocock, his wonderful wife Sharon, an their team have cared for 3 of our 4 family members over the course of the last few years. Dr Pocock came recommended by our Pediatric Dentist. We researched our choices further and had another recommendation by a husband and wife who are both dentists, one teaches at the University of British Columbia's School of Dentistry, and their 2 daughters were under Dr. Pocock's care. The choice was then quite obvious. Both of my daughters underwent palate expansion and braces for approximately a year and Dr. Pocock graciously accepted my case as a transfer from another orthodontist. I transferred my care as I was impressed by the outstanding results he had achieved with our two girls and found it exceptionally helpful that he worked on the occasional Saturday.


Lily Flips!

Written on Tuesday January 08, 2013

Lily MacConnachie, told us this story:

“I went to to the Jingle Blades skating competition in Vancouver. My 2 cousins and my best friend Brennan went with me to cheer me on. We got to miss school so that day, which made us all happy. My favorite jump is the Flip Jump. I got a Silver Medal! I can hardly wait for the next competition!”

View the full competition results.

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Reid Makes Tracks

Written on Friday September 28, 2012

On June 7th, 2011 I participated in the North Vancouver School District Elementary School Track Meet at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. I had to get there early and I was able to get there just before the parade of athletes started. The athletes went around the track, divided by their school banners.

After that, we sang the national anthem. Then the events started. I had to wait a long time for my event to start.

Finally the Grade 7 boys’ long jump was called. We took a practice run, but then it started to rain, so we had to wait around while the officials changed the takeoff spot so that we would not slip. My best jump was 3.78 m. I did not win, but I had a great time!

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