Video Filmed at Emily’s House – TVO / The Agenda with Steve Paikin’s Ontario Hubs – with Jeyan Jeganathan

This documentary-style video captures many voices and experiences of the paediatric palliative care experience at Emily’s House children’s hospice. 

 “I can’t say it enough. Emily’s House was our haven” ~ Marlene Geremia, Matthew’s Parents

 Emily’s House folks featured:

  • Rauni Salminen, CEO/Founder
  • Amy Ross and Chris Manning, parents of Baby Grace
  • Kenishia McLeod, an Emily’s House mom
  • Bruno and Marlene Geremia, Matthew’s Parents
  • Geremia Twins Daniel and Alexander – Matthew’s brothers
  • Gavin Ridgeway, Emily’s House Volunteer
  • Lisbeth Paisley-Smith, Emily’s House Volunteer
  • Lisa Brugger, RPN
  • Heather Shillinglaw, Coordinator of Recreation and Legacy Programs
  • Elizabeth Kagabe, PSW

To view the TVO documentary-style video:






For more Emily’s House stories:  visit “Our Stories” where we celebrate Luke*, Millie, Damian, Matthew, Ava, Cassidy, Grace, Ollie, Emily, “Baby Stephanie” … every child.

Donations to Emily’s House help provide access to quality-of-life programming for children with complex disability and an underlying life-limiting illness, in addition to 24/7 medical care.  Your support will enable recreational play, music therapy, and Saturday morning dance parties; or, recruit, train and deploy hospice volunteers.  You will be adding life to days for children in our care, and their families. To donate to Emily’s House: