Taylynn using her walker with her therapists at Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre.

Small Steps Lead to Victory

Taylynn was born 14 weeks early. This led to a lifelong journey with cerebral palsy.

Richard and Kate Cupido

Innovative Cancer Therapy Gives the Gift of Time

Richard was diagnosed with lymphoma. The groundbreaking new CAR T-Cell therapy was his last option to live a cancer-free life.

Patient Joan Hurst in a hospital bed.

Continuing Complex Care During COVID

As an inpatient at St. Peter’s Hospital during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joan never felt concerned for her safety in the face of the virus.

Scott smiles for a photo in front of a fence

Conquering Cancer for his Son

The very sight of food made him feel sick to his stomach. Scott from Niagara Falls was at a family gathering in August 2013 when the nausea and the pain in his lower left side began.

Cooper poses for a photo while wearing a winter jacket.

From the Baseball Diamond to Surgery

Cooper’s CT scan showed a large tumour on the right side of his brain. He was immediately transferred to McMaster Children’s Hospital for urgent surgery.

Wendy smiles for a photo.

Continuous Cardiac Care

The shortness of breath became more frequent and her heart rate spiked without warning. In 2016, activities like climbing stairs and carrying a laundry basket grew increasingly difficult for Wendy from Haldimand County.

Talat is reflecting by a window

Overcoming the Stresses and Stigma of Social Anxiety

Talat from Hamilton began to feel anxious and shaky around other people. He grew increasingly stressed at school and he began to worry incessantly about what his teachers were thinking about him.

Shelley is riding her bike and wearing a helmet.

The Iron Will of a Trauma Survivor

Shelley Wickenheiser regularly competes in Ironman triathlons, which are regarded as one of the most difficult races in the world. But on one sunny day in September 2018, Shelley’s future in sports was jeopardized when she was struck by a car while riding her bicycle.

Charles smiles in front of a brick wall.

Firefighter’s High-Rope Rescue Turns Deadly

Captain Charles Madder of the Hamilton Fire Department arrived at the top of the gorge with fellow members of the High Angle Rope Rescue team in July 2019. What started as a search-and-rescue mission quickly turned into a life-threatening situation for Charles himself.

Daniela smiles for the photo.

Hospital Employee Becomes a Patient

As the Manager of Research Development & Relations at Hamilton Health Sciences, Daniela Bianco is well acquainted with the leading-edge work conducted across the hospital sites. But in July 2018, she experienced this exceptional level of care for the first time as a patient.