MMR Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Patient Directory


Patient Record

Species: Harbour Seal

Patient ID: PV2080

Admitted on: 2020/08/28

Collection Site: West Vancouver

Reason for Admission: Emaciated; Failure to Thrive; Dehydrated

Weight at Admission: 7.4 kg

Patient Status: deceased

Date of Death: 2020/09/05

Time in Care: 8 days

Transfer History

Received from: (Direct to MMR)

Mode of Transport: Harbour Air

Patient Updates

Moki died on 2020/09/05 after 8 days in our care.

Moki is growing stronger and stronger each day!

Guestbook for Moki

  1. Stay strong Moki! Everyone wants you to get better! Praying for your progress and recovery! You are loved! xoxo

  2. Hello Moki! You are on good hands. You have to fight and get stronger…you can do it. You are loved! xoxoxo

  3. Dear Moki, so lovely to see your picture! Keep drinking that yummy fatty formula and get fatten up!! We love you very much!! Keep fighting!!

  4. It’s so nice to see your picture Moki!! You are such a beautiful seal!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. Our family was very fortunate to join the Family Volunteer program at the Vancouver Aquarium last summer and it was an immensely valuable experience for us and we had so much fun. Thank you for choosing our name for this seal!

    Here’s the backstory for the name “Moki”

    “Our family is obsessed with the great work and the lovely seals at MMR. In March this year, my 12 year old daughter almost lost her life because her brain avm ruptured. Thankfully she recovered after numerous surgeries under the great care from
    BC Children’s Hospital. During the days in the hospital, she lost a lot of weight. We would follow and admire the seals being posted on MMR IG while in the hospital bed, and we read stories of their recoveries which brought us lots of joy. We told our daughter that she was like one of those rescued seals, and needed to get fatten up by resting and eating lots of food. She needs to build her blubber and gets stronger, and soon she can be “released”. We had so much fun pretending to be a baby seal needing rescue and we came up with a nickname for our daughter – “Moki”.
    We hope this name will be chosen to bring awareness to AVM (arteriovenous malformation) which affects 1% of the population and to encourage all AVM warriors to press on!
    Moki in Hawaiian also means “God is Good!”

  6. ? ? ? ? ? ? You are loved by us Moki, even though you’re not here right now you will always be remembered and loved. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  7. Moki,
    Take care sweet angel! You are loved by so many and know we miss you dearly. Swim happily in the vast beautiful ocean waters of heaven. Thank you to all the precious gems who helped and cared for Moki. What a powerful and incredible backstory on her name too. Truly inspiring and how special Moki is.

  8. I am so sad that you have passed away beautiful Moki. In fact I am so upset. No baby seal should go true so much pain in their sweet little life. What a strory behind your name, this is because you are as special as the little girl who inspired your name. RIP on seal heaven, I will always love you…xxxxx

  9. RIP little Moki! I’m so sorry you didn’t make it, especially after hearing you were getting better. Sending prayers that you’re happy in heaven now! Always loved, and now missed.

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