You would never know it to look at him, but 10-year-old Benjamin Fizzard’s heart has been on shaky ground.
An active, sports-loving kid, Benjamin suffered a shocking cardiac arrest in 2014 while playing tag at school during recess. While he bounced back quickly, he remained very tired. Andrea, a critical care nurse in the adult coronary unit in Regina, and Sheldon, a respiratory therapist, took him to see Saskatchewan’s pediatric cardiology team in Saskatoon. There, pediatric cardiologists determined he had a slow and irregular heart. As a precautionary measure, they inserted a loop recorder under his skin to monitor his heart rate and rhythm. That loop recorder was what told emergency doctors exactly what had happened to Ben. He and his family spent several days in pediatrics in Saskatoon before being transferred to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton where he was fitted with a pacemaker and defibrillator.
While happy, healthy and thriving now, Benjamin remains a regular visitor to pediatrics in Saskatoon for monitoring and care. He is one of the many children who will, on occasion, call the new Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital home.
LPGA Tour professional Brooke Henderson is CP's newest ambassador for the CP Women's Open.
The Canadian prodigy, born in Smiths Falls, Ont., has multiple wins on the LPGA Tour, including a Major at the 2016 KPMG Women's PGA Championship. Henderson is also a graduate of Golf Canada's National Amateur Squad and Young Pro Squad supported by CP, which marked the beginning of her relationship with the railway. In 2017, Henderson was named Canadian Press “Female Athlete of the Year”, Golf Journalists Association of Canada “Female Professional of the Year”, Postmedia “Female Athlete of the Year” and The Athletic “Ottawa Person of the Year”.
LPGA Tour professional Lorie Kane has triumphed on the golf course, represented Canada and is recognized as a leader for the sport.
As a CP Ambassador, she embodies our ongoing support of women's golf through the CP Women's Open, and helps us elevate CP Has Heart as we continue to raise money and awareness for heart health.