February 22, 2016

New Age guru launches petition to change “harsh” name of SickKids Hospital

David MenziesMission Specialist

Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children, or "SickKids", is truly world-class -- a place where every day the staff carry out the most important work there is saving the lives of ailing children. What’s not to love?

Well, the name of the hospital, according to “personal effectiveness trainer” Robin H-C of Collingwood Ontario.

She doesn’t like the name of Toronto’s children’s hospital because it’s too “harsh”, so she launched a petition urging the hospital to get a new name. No mention of who’s going to pay for this multi-million dollar rebranding of course.

Among the suggestions offered so far, “Hospital for Magic Children” and the one championed by Robin H-C herself, “The Healing One for Little Ears."

People like her don’t understand that kids aren’t politically correct. If a kid isn’t well, he or she will describe themselves as a “sick kid”. There’s no stigma and no need to sugar-coat language. Only neurotic adults think this way.

Robin H-C thinks her suggestion is a kinder, gentler name but it sounds like Orwellian Newspeak to me.

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commented 2016-02-22 16:02:21 -0500
Robin—— I am going to call you ‘a sick person with a little mind’ . I don’t know if your ears are big or small ,but, I do know that you don’t understand kids—-especially ‘sick kids’. These kids ,unfortunately, mature way beyond their years . They are not dummies . They are sick. You should go meet a few of these kids , Robin . You might learn a LOT.
commented 2016-02-22 14:54:08 -0500
“personal effectiveness trainer” In other words, let me sponge off the tax payer.
commented 2016-02-22 14:03:16 -0500
One of my extended family benefited from the efforts and capabilities of Sick Kids some years ago.

The name is not harsh – it is the truth

And it is respected world wide.

In fact those who have survived because of Sick Kids literally worship the land it is built on.

Can anyone blame them?

The name stays and the woman is an idiot.

A lefty idiot.

Therefore the media will support her.
commented 2016-02-22 11:35:41 -0500
Robert Raymond commented 2 hours ago …. re-brand her as Canada’s foremost lunatic.

Ahhh – then we’d have to find a new rebrand for Alberta’s Nutley? She is trying to rebrand everything that makes Alberta viable.
Solution: round up all these stupid lunatic and put them where they belong – Mental Institutions!!
commented 2016-02-22 10:38:26 -0500
Sorry, I did not watch David’s clip before posting my comments below. He makes some very good points with which I agree.
commented 2016-02-22 09:54:19 -0500
The hospital should dig in its heels and not give in to any petitions to change its name. The money spent for rebranding could better be used to treat the “sick kids”.
If H-C wants to rebrand, perhaps she would be willing to cover the costs associated with rebranding. She should simply go back to the drawing board and look at raking muck on another front . . . Stupid, stupid, stupid. Get a life!
commented 2016-02-22 09:49:06 -0500
Perhaps we should rebrand her as Canada’s foremost lunatic. By the way what is a Robin H-C anyway?
Is she ashamed of her own name?
Does H-C stand for hysterically compulsive, highly critical or what?
commented 2016-02-22 09:42:42 -0500
In the clip, this woman said she had a god night’s sleep. That was a lie, because she is one of those who lies awake at night dreaming up stuff about rebranding a successful and useful institution like the SickKids; and worrying that somewhere, every minute someone is enjoying themselves.
commented 2016-02-22 09:41:11 -0500
“personal effectiveness trainer” must be proggy-speak for obsessive compulsive or maybe , regressive impulsive.

You realize the culture/nation is in its death throes when this type of superfluous drivel passes for public action. You would think that "social justice™ " would be more concerned about curing the diseases afflicting the children in the hospital rather than squabbling over the name on the outside of the building.

Nothing more clearly demonstrates the vacuity and pointlessness of politically correct thinking than this.