Stollery families are MIGHTY!
When people think about Stollery kids and their families, words like strength, hope and courage come to mind. At the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, we think of our Stollery families as MIGHTY! In the summer of 2021, we started on a journey to create a Stollery song, a song that showcases everything Stollery families represent to us and our community.
Wanting this song to be Stollerific, we reached out to the interim site manager of the Stollery Children’s Hospital and former music therapist, Jenny Plume to help bring our vision to life. Jenny came to the Stollery in 2016 as the Hospital’s music therapist, a career that began in 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
Through weeks of planning and collaborating, lyrics were written and music was made. But, before we could officially call it a song, we needed some Stollery kids to lend their voices to the recording.
One chilly November day, Stollery families from backyards across Alberta came together and shared their voices — and their stories — to bring our Stollery song to life.
‘We are Mighty’ made its debut during the 2022 Corus Radiothon, being played throughout the two-day broadcast on CISN Country 103.9, 630 CHED and on Global News Edmonton.
Thank you to everyone who helped bring our Stollery song to life!
• Jace and Julia from Fort Saskatchewan, AB
• Parker from Whitecourt, AB
• Aleena from St. Albert, AB
• Abbie from Red Deer, AB
• Jenny Plume – songwriter/vocals
• Mike Plume – guitar, bass
• James O’Neil – drums
• Kenneth Eckert – guitar
• Gran Van Heighten – guitar
• Matthew Ketcham – guitar
• Ruby Plume – background vocals