It’s All About Family

Liz Crawford pictured here with her daughter Natasha, Mark Hofer & son Malachi (HD), are the family behind the launch of REACH Canada. Through Liz’s tireless and selfless efforts over the last 10 years to raise awareness for her son’s rare disease, she is now thrilled to share with you the Canadian branch of REACH est. February 2019

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to REACH Canada. Please scroll below and use this website as a tool to learn and share your knowledge with others. We encourage your donations and are grateful for your continued support. REACH would not exist without it’s many generous donees.

Thank you for being a part of our REACH family.


Liz Crawford

Research, Education and Awareness for Children with Hirschsprung's (REACH) continuing education and awareness has led to less fatalities, improved treatment for complex cases, and as result, more children live with minimal long-term concerns.

With solid roots established in the US, REACH’s next step was to expand to Canada (February 2019). Board member's Liz Crawford and Mark Hofer, parents to HD son Malachi, headed the expansion along with their team of paediatric surgeons and health care professionals.  

Malachi was born in 2008 with Hirschsprung disease, where he had various complications in his early life, including over 26 hospitals stays, a pull-through surgery and other numerous treatments. He is now ten years old and is managing continuing issues well.

In an effort to improve patient care, REACH Canada is focused on bridging the gap between patient needs and current treatment protocols. REACH Canada's other objectives are to fund research and provide education for families and patients living with and affected by Hirschsprung's.

All Canadian inquiries including fundraising

and our Educational Ambassador Programs please email us!

Donate to reach Canada today and help make a difference

Thank you for your support and dedication in helping those living with and affected by Hirschsprung disease. Your donations fund valuable research, share educational materials, promote awareness efforts and help to connect families to each other for support through our Facebook pages, and in extreme cases, to reputable medical professionals.

The link below will take you to and will issue you a tax receipt after your donation is processed. Thank you again, what we do would not be possible without your kind and generous donations!




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