Sunday, June 17, 2007

Hi My Friends!

I bet you thought I was going to retire from Livee's Loonies for CHEO - ha! Don't forget, I'm just a baby, with lots of energy to keep going and going and going...

I am happy to report that even after the telethon was finished, Livee's Loonies for CHEO collected yet another AMAZING donation. The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario, along with many schools in the board, have VERY GENEROUSLY donated another $2533 to our cause!!!

This brings the total donation from the schools in this board to $3,648. WOW!!!!!

A very special thank-you goes out to Sue Wilson, Chair of the Special Education Advisory Committee, as well as Donaleen Hawes, Superintendent of Education for their extraordinary efforts to get our message out to all of our schools.

I am a very lucky little girl!!!!

Love and kisses,

Princess Olivia

P.S. Someone asked my daddy for his autograph this weekend because they said he was like a famous movie star for being on TV!!!! *giggle*

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Ta Da!

--------> $15,248.82 <-------

I'm so proud of all my helpers!!!

Friday, June 1, 2007

It's Almost Time!!

I'm so excited!! Please tune in on Sunday, June 2nd to the CHEO Telethon on CJOH to see my family and I present a BIG cheque on behalf of Livee's Loonies for CHEO.

You won't believe the grand total - and I owe it all to all of you who so generously donated!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

Olivia the Princess

Monday, May 28, 2007

More Thanks to Give!!

You aren't going to believe this, but I have even MORE people to thank for this weekend.

Thank-you to the Fickes family and Giant Tiger on Saturday who very generously donated all of the food and drink for my barbecue which raised over $500 for Livee's Loonies for CHEO!


And thank-you to Christine's Restaurant, and Christine Gauthier, her staff, and her suppliers, for donating all of the proceeds of her day on Sunday to Livee's Loonies for CHEO! It was an incredible gesture, and, best of all, the food you made for me was YUMMY!!!

My Mom and Dad sure have good friends and family!

Big kisses,

Miss Olivia the Princess!

Big Thanks to My Aunt Rena and her friends!

Aunt Rena, you are very special to me, and I am sending you big, big thanks for all the hard work you have done for Livee's Loonies for CHEO. You have done so much for us and for this project - the next time I see you, I am going to cover you with sweet baby kisses!

Thank you for your tape drive, and for working at Christine's for me on Sunday - your time and effort has been amazing.

And big thanks to your friends who have helped as well!

To Beament Green Law Firm in Ottawa for their generous donation of $200, and to the employees of CESD and CRBM (Canada Revenue Agency - where Aunt Rena works!) for their magnificent donation of $350.

Everyone has been so kind to me and my family!!

Big hugs!

Livee the Lovable

We Have A Winner!

Mike Duval
of Alexandria!!

Mike was the winner of the $600 Golf Club set that was generously donated by my very sweet, very nice cousin, Kevin Quesnel from Wilson Sports.

Have fun playing golf this summer, Mike, and thank you cousin Kevin!!!

Hugs and kisses,

Princess Olivia

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today Is My Third Birthday!!

I am three big years old today!!! And, I am feeling healthy, AND I am celebrating at home!! Yay! Its fun being three already! Today, my Livee's Loonies for CHEO campaign starts to wind down, with our raffle being drawn at noon at the high school...good luck, I hope you win!

Thank you everyone who has loved me for the last three years. Big kisses to Mommy and Daddy, Matt, Ryan, Adam, Brooke, Nick & Noah....I love you!!

Birthday high-fives, and kisses in threes today!

Livee the Lovable


I am going to hi-jack Livee's Birthday fun to thank Leonard and Carol for how hard they worked on Livee's Loonies. They worked tirelessly, and always, always, with a smile on their faces as they did it.

Without a doubt, Len and Carol, you are the parents we should ALL strive to be. With a beautiful home full of incredible children, you show us lessons in love, faith, and compassion. Its amazing to watch you raise your children; and the examples that you set every day, in your daily lives, are ones that will carry on to your children's children.

Thank you so much for letting me be a part of such an important, amazing project. It has been my pleasure, and my great blessing to add my tiny part to your work.

Thank you most especially for welcoming me into your family, and for letting me fall hopelessly, madly in love with Miss Livee the Lovable. Her spirit and amazing soul has guided all of us through this venture, and we are all better people for having her sprinkle her sweet little angel dust on our hearts.

May God Bless you all with good health, and may He always be a reminder to you that life is a precious gift that we must embrace, and thank Him for by living each day joyously.

All my love to you,


Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sunday Morning

What a perfect time to go out for a leisurely breakfast or a late morning brunch, or an early lunch!

And, what a perfect time to contribute to Livee's Loonies for CHEO as we wrap up our campaign!

On Sunday morning, from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m., Christine's Restaurant on Main Street in Alexandria, will be hosting a charity breakfast/brunch/lunch for little ol' me!!! Christine has gotten sponsors to donate food and time, so all of the money she brings in for the day will go toward our goal!

And, who knows, maybe you will even see ME there!!!

I am very excited to see what our grand total will be...I don't think I can count that high!! (yet!)

Hugs and sweet baby kisses,

Livee (your local celebrity, of course!)


Hey Everyone!!!

If you are hungry on Saturday, please come and have a burger or a hot dog with all of my friends at Giant Tiger in Alexandria! Giant Tiger has generously agreed to donate all of the food for the day, so ALL the money collected will go guessed it...Livee's Loonies for CHEO.

Mmmmm...I can smell the burgers from here!


Princess Olivia

Going, Going, Gone!!

It could not have been a better day for a box lunch social and Community Picnic than Monday May 21st in our beautiful Mill Street Park.

Phil Arber and the May Show Festival did a super job in organizing this event. It was so interesting for our young people who attended to learn about the box lunch social being an old Victorian tradition.

There are articles in the Newspapers the last few days about Queen Victoria and this box lunch comes at just the right time. Local Auctioneer Leigh Cruise did an excellent job in auctioning the very tasty box lunches and there were many bidders who could hardly wait to open their very special box.

There were many people and organizations who made these great lunches and they were certainly enjoyed by all. There was good music and we got to experience fantastic local talent.

But more important this was a fund raiser for CHEO. The funds raised were donated to Livee's Loonies for CHEO and little Olivia Seguin was the guest of honor. Along with her Mom Carol they welcomed all who attended and thanked the organizers for this wonderful day.

We were able to see our children and grandchildren enjoying themselves at the various children's activities that were set up. We thought of the many little ones that were in CHEO this day and the wonderful care they would receive thanks to fundraisers such as this one. It was a very successful day for Livee's Loonies because of all the wonderful and caring people in this community.

Ann MacDonell (Carol's sister, and Livee's very proud Aunt)


Note: This wonderful fund-raiser netted $1,072 for Livee's Loonies for CHEO. And more importantly, Livee met some wonderful new friends, some of whom share that little extra chromosome with her!


Last Friday, Glengarry District High School held a fund-raiser "Fun Day" for me - they raised $500 for Livee's Loonies for CHEO!!! WOW!!!!

Give me a "G" - give me a "D" - give me an "H" - give me an "S"

What do you have?!? GDHS - YAAAAY!!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

A Very Special Little Girl!

Hello Everybody!

We had a very exciting weekend, with lots of fund-raisers for Livee's Loonies for CHEO - we raised another $2,000!

There is a very special little girl named Olivia (just like me!) who has worked very hard for Livee's Loonies for CHEO.

Olivia's mom and dad are Scott & Julia Graham, and they are very proud of their daughter for all of her efforts for us.

Olivia has made her own canister at Maxville Public School, where she is a student in Grade 2, and she has collected Loonies and other money for me for weeks now.

Last week, she was featured on the CJOH News for her generous work for our cause.

Olivia is so sweet, and so caring, and works so hard to help others. She has been given a great gift of helping others, and she is an incredible little girl.

PLUS, she loves me!!! That is one of the best parts!!

We are very excited that Olivia will be joining our family on the CHEO Telethon at 11:05 on Sunday, June 3rd.

Thank you so much, Olivia, for helping this Olivia see a dream come true! You are wonderful!

Hugs and kisses,

Livee the Lovable

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Here We Grow Again!!!

We have two very busy weekends ahead of us for Livee's Loonies for CHEO! On Saturday, some of my friends and family will be at Tim Horton's selling tickets to our golf clubs, and on that same day, there is a May Auction being held in Vankleek Hill to benefit our cause.

Then, on Monday, there is a "lunch box" auction being held, where local people have donated different lunch boxes to be auctioned off...and guess who the proceeds go to? "Yep, Livee's Loonies for CHEO!!"

Next weekend, Giant Tiger is holding a barbecue in their parking lot from 11 to 3 and they will donate all of the proceeds to us!

And then...on Sunday, Christine's Restaurant is donating all of the profits from breakfast and lunch to our most awesome cause. very own, very special birthday is this Thursday, May 24th, when we will be choosing the winner of our raffle...and maybe eating a little cake too!!!

Thank you all so much for everything you are doing for us.

Love and sweet baby kisses,

Livee the Lovable

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Now, I have a Movie Out!!

Tonight, my Mom and her friend, Betsy, debuted a movie all about ME at the Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting.

I think they liked it! Everyone was very nice to my Mom and supportive of our project.

In fact...they want 50 copies of my movie. Yes, you heard me right - 50 copies!!!

Our whole school board is going to see my story, and see how many people cherish me.

And my Mom is going to send lots of people my movie too - I'm just too cute to resist!

It was a very nice night - My mom loves me so.

Hugs to everyone!!!

Livee the Lovable

P.S. - I have found my nose lately - did you know noses had two holes in them?!?!? Why didn't anyone tell me this before?

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure!

Our yard sale on Saturday was a giant success! We had beautiful weather, and everyone got a little sunburned! We had so many wonderful helpers and so many items. It was a very fun day for everyone.

*I* even made an appearance - and said hello to everyone. I found a very nice babydoll that my friend Paige used to have, and I brought her home to love. My silly brother Nick had a great time shopping all day, and loaded up my Mom and Dad's van with lots of stuff!!

I had to leave after a while because I was getting sleepy and needed a nap - its not easy being famous, you know!

After the generosity all of those who donated, and all of those who bought items at our yard sale, we made $3,300!!! WOOHOO!!!

Boy, we sure are going to busy writing thank you notes when this is all over!!!

Love and kisses,

Princess Olivia

Friday Was A Very Special Day for Me!

Last Friday, I was invited by Iona Academy to be the very special guest of honour at their assembly. Iona held a school-wide loonie drive just for "Livee's Loonies for CHEO" - guess how much they raised??


That's a lot of loonies!!

I was a little late for the assembly because all of my fans wanted to hug me on the way in, and cannot deny her fans.



Wednesday, May 2, 2007

I'm Famous!

Have you ever been on TV? Well...I HAVE!!!

See that picture of me on the side? That's me with Carol Anne Meehan. She is a co-anchor on CJOH News in Ottawa.

Carol Anne and I are friends, you know! Carol Anne came to meet my dad and me when I was at CHEO getting better one time. She spent a lot of time with me (probably because I'm kinda cute!). My Mom emailed her to tell her all about Livee's Loonies for CHEO, so Carol Anne mentioned me on the news the other night.

We all thought that was very nice of her to do. It was fun to see Livee's Loonies on tv!

On Saturday, May 5th, we are holding a giant yard sale at the high school for anyone who would like to come. We have lots and lots and lots of items for sale! And a yummy barbeque lunch as well.

And...***drum roll please*** I am even going to be there!! Well, not all day, because my friends are taking my brother Noah and me out for breakfast first, but then we are stopping by to see all of my fans at the yard sale.

I am so proud of all of you who are helping this project grow so much! My family is very touched by everyone's generosity.

hugs and sweet baby kisses,

Livee the Lovable

Friday, April 27, 2007

There She Goes Just A-Walkin' Down The Street

singin' do wah diddy diddy dum diddy doo.

She looked good, she looked fine....
Guess what I did tonight?!?! Oh nothing really....JUST WALKED ALL BY MYSELF!!! I told you I was amazing!!

Big sister Brooke better save her tap shoes for me, because I'll be needing them in just a few short years!

Its so much fun to walk - it leaves my hands free to give great big hugs!

Join my family and friends on Saturday at Tim Horton's - they'll be there with my bright pink canisters and my posters - help us to spread the "Livee Love" to CHEO!!!

High fives, and a *one* *two* *three* step to you!!

Livee the Lovable (That's my superhero name, you know)

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Another fun day for us!

Hello Everybody! It is I, Miss Princess Olivia - Livee the Lovable!

Today, my mom had ANOTHER interview about me. This week I was in the Glengarry News again (mentioned in a few places), and in the Vankleek Hill Review - I had a great article there, with two pictures of me - they were very cute if I do say so myself!

On Saturday, we are going to be at Tim Horton's, selling tickets for the golf clubs and bag, along with a basket of honey (sweet like me!) and other little things, donated by my Nana!

If you see one of my very popular cannisters, please be sure to stop and put in a Loonie or Two for me!

Snuggles to all of my fans,

Livee the Lovable

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

So You Think You Can Play Like Tiger Woods

Well, thanks to my Mommy's super cousin, Kevin Quesnel, maybe you can!!!

The company Kevin works for has generously donated a set of men's Prostaff Golf Clubs, complete with a brand new bag!

This set is valued at nearly $600, and my family and friends will be selling tickets for it to raise even more money for Livee's Loonies!!!

And...even more important - we will be drawing the lucky winner on MY birthday - May 24th.

Make sure and buy lots of tickets - I have a feeling that is going to be a very lucky day - 'specially since I will be three big years old then!!

I love you, cousin Kevin!!


Livee the Lovable

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My Silly Mommy!

My mommy is so silly!! Guess what? She has been talking soooo much about Livee's Loonies that she has lost her voice!!! When she talks, all I can hear is a tiny little squeak, just like when I was an itty bitty baby just starting to make sounds.

Yesterday, she had ANOTHER interview with another newspaper, and tomorrow, there will be even MORE stories about me. Can you believe that?!

We've even gotten some very exciting donations today, that I will tell you all about tomorrow, once my mom's voice has rested a little.

We are so proud of everyone who is supporting us! We are going to have a whole lot of people to thank when this thing is over!

Hugs and sweet baby kisses,

Livee (of Livee's Loonies of course!)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

My Aunt Rena is Awesome!!

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to send my Aunt Rena a great big hug and a great big kiss - she has been so excited about Livee's Loonies, and has gathered lots of support for our project where she works.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Aunt Rena.

I love you!!!

Princess Livee

Saturday, April 21, 2007


In just two short weeks, my family has been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community. Thanks to all of you, we are confident that we will meet our goal and then some! Here are some of the many businesses who are supporting our project!


Alexandria District Minor Hockey Association

Alexandria Licence Bureau

B & B Food Market

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

Christine’s Restaurant

Corus Entertainment: Variety 104 & 1220AM


Dalkeith Market

Embrun Dodge Chrysler Jeep

Farley Windows

Fassifern General Store

Giant Tiger

Glengarry District High School

Jean Coutu

Kinsmen School – Cornwall

Luc ‘n Tanya’s

McLeister House

Mini-Max Transportation

RJ Ultramar

SCM – Cornwall


Shear Image

The Green Beaver

Upper Canada District School Board

Thank you to everyone who is helping make our dream come true!!!


On a funny note, I TOLD you all I was going to be famous - now when people meet me when I'm out and about, they say, "Is this THE Livee of Livee's Loonies?"

Of course, I crinkle my little nose, and give them my very best smile, and blow a kiss to them...

So many fans...



Friday, April 20, 2007

Farley Windows Made a Very Generous Donation!

Wow! Today, at my dad's work, Farley Windows, they raffled off a gift certificate to Mark's Work Warehouse.

Can you guess how much money they raised for Livee's Loonies for CHEO?


Thank you so much, Farley's - your generosity is very much appreciated by my whole family!!!

Hugs and kisses,

Miss Princess Livee

My very awesome big brother, Ryan

My Daddy and Mommy work very hard to teach all of us wonderful life lessons. My daddy always tells my brothers "be nice to girls." Well, you won't believe how nice my big brother, Ryan is!

Ryan won a brand new bike and helmet at school because our family raised $1500 in a cheese fund-raiser. That's pretty exciting!!

But, you know what Ryan is going to do? He is going to hold a silent auction for his new bike at our yard sale, and
donate all the proceeds to Livee's Loonies for CHEO Isn't he the sweetest?!?!?

I sure am proud of him - not too many 14-year-old boys would do that for their little sister.

My Mom and dad sure are raising good kids!!

I love you, Ryan! *smooch*


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tune In!! My Mom is on the Radio!!

My Mom is going to be live on 1220 AM Radio (Cornwall) on Thursday morning, April 19th at 8:40 a.m.!!!

She is going to talk allllll about me and my very cool brothers and sister, and tell everyone all about Livee's Loonies for CHEO.

I'm very excited to hear my Mommy's voice on the radio! I hope everyone will tune in and listen!

Love and baby kisses,


Monday, April 16, 2007

Yard Sale May 5th

Today has been a busy day for Livee's Loonies!!

This weekend, the Alexandria Minor Hockey League coaches had a 50/50 draw, and raised $241 for Livee's Loonies! Then they donated $41 more dollars to us!

My Mom is going to do a radio interview, and this week, I will have another article in two different newspapers! And, there will be some radio commercials all about me!

There will be a
GIANT YARD SALE AND BARBECUE in my honour at Glengarry District High School on May 5th!!! Please come and see all of the wonderful things we have for sale.

If you have any items you would like to donate, please e-mail me at Our families would be happy to come and pick your items up at your house at your convenience. If there are items that are not sold that you do not want returned, we will donate them to St. Vincent's.

Thank you for all of the love and support you are giving to my family!

Love and kisses,


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Little Livee

Little Livee

Little Livee, so sweet and small
Brings joy and love to one and all.
At CHEO for many a night and day,
The Seguin family can only say
Thanks to all for all you've done,
May our lengthy battle soon be won,
But with more surgery still to face
CHEO's cause we must embrace.
Please give a loonie or even two
CHEO thanks you and we do too!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Its a good thing I have so many brothers and a sister!

Because it looks like I am going to be FAMOUS - and I'm going to need them to help me sign my autograph - at least until I learn to do it for myself!

Just a few days after the launch of "Livee's Loonies" and my project is growing so fast!

Here is the article written about me in our local newspaper.

"Local Couple Launches "Loonies for Livee" CHEO Fundraiser"

Carol and Leonard Seguin have spent the best part of the last couple of weeks at the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario with their daughter, Olivia.

"Livee" as she is fondly called by her family, is no stranger to the institution. She spent the first two months of her life at CHEO undergoing a battery of tests and treatments. She has had several surgeries on her lungs and faces more in the future.

Though she will be just three years old this July, she has had 11 bouts of pneumonia, and for each she has been hospitalized. Already she has suffered more medical emergencies than many of us will face throughout the whole of our lives.

On the plus side, wee Livee has a network of adoring fans. Not only do her parents and six siblings worry about her health and cheer her every recovery, but she is a member of a very large extended family. Her parents have been overwhelmed by the support they have received from the community.

Furthermore, the staff at CHEO treats Livee like visiting royalty when she arrives there, knowing not only her name, but also the names of all her brothers and sister. Carol and Leonard are profoundly grateful to these devoted professionals for their expertise and their devotion to their young charges.

To express their gratitude concretely, the couple has decided to spearhead a fundraising initiative to benefit the hospital, calling it "Livee's Loonies for CHEO."

The Seguins have enlisted the help of their friends, Betsy and Wayne Lapierre, whose nine-year-old daughter, Paige, has also undergone several surgeries at CHEO. The families are placing coin boxes at local shops throughout the area and are asking members of their community to donate their spare change in the boxes.

All proceeds will be presented to the hospital at its yearly fundraising telethon on the first weekend of June.

The Seguins and the Lapierres know what a difference a world-class hospital can make in the life of a family. Their efforts will help CHEO help children like Livee and Paige - and who knows? Maybe someday your child or mine - in their fight for life.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

All about Livee's Loonies

My name is Olivia Seguin, and I am the youngest child of Leonard and Carol Seguin. I have 5 brothers, Matt, Ryan, Adam, Nick & Noah, and 1 sister, Brooke.

I was born almost three years ago. I arrived in the world with a few little extra chromosome, for one thing. I have Trisomy 21, Down syndrome. But that's not the most important extra I arrived with.

I am extra cute and extra sweet and extra loved by my whole family. And I love them a whole lot extra too!

I can do lots of things - I am signing up a storm, and trying very hard to walk, even though I'm itty bitty at just 21 lbs. right now.

Since my birth, I have been sick quite a bit. I get pneumonia very easily. My doctors are working hard to help me to get better and stay better.

This website is to keep all my friends and family, and all of the many people who pray for me updated on how I'm doing.

And the title of this website, "Livee's Loonies" is because I am working on a very special project. I am collecting loonies from all of my friends and family, and all of my family's friends, and all of their friends, and so on...

You see, my family is very grateful for all of the hard work of the doctors and nurses at CHEO, the hospital where I go to get bigger, better and stronger. So, we would like to give back to them by collecting lots and lots and LOTS of loonies. We are hoping we can deliver these loonies at the Telethon in June.

Please come by and visit often, and see how I am doing, and see how big Livee's Loonies is growing!