Jaya is reading a book in her bed.

Life-Threatening Allergies

Most people can enjoy the simple pleasures of eating a peanut butter sandwich or scrambled eggs. But for patients like Jaya from Hamilton, these foods can be deadly.

Karolyn Pinili smiles for a photo.

Two Strokes in Three Days

“I started to have double vision,” recalls Karolyn Pinili of Stoney Creek. “Something was definitely wrong, so I went to the Emergency Department at Hamilton General Hospital.”

Paul poses for a photo.

Back in Action with Brain Cancer

“I suddenly started struggling to say simple words and common phrases,” says Paul Salazar of St. Jacobs, who was at the office in 2015 when the trouble began.

Madi (centre) poses for a photo with her father Luis (left) and her mother Sarah (right).

Living Life to its Fullest

From the moment Madison “Madi” Leal from Guelph was born, her parents Sarah and Luis knew she would have a unique journey in life.

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Pat Mostacci smiles for a photo.

A New Take on Life with Leukemia

“I thought it was just the flu. It ended up being something far more serious.” Read more

Illyria smiles for a photo.

“Am I Going to Die?”

Illyria’s patient story began with a strange warning sign – she stopped growing. Read more

Anton poses for a photo.

Regaining Independence after a Stroke

“Something was wrong with my left hand. I couldn’t make it move.” Read more

Jay poses for a photo.

Within an Inch of Death

“I was riding a motorcycle when a car pulled out in front of me and cut me off,” says Jay Dukeshire of Hamilton, whose life changed forever during a serious accident. Read more

Catarina poses for a photo.

“Your Daughter has Brain Damage”

What started as a typical pregnancy for Shyanne and Michael of Welland turned into their worst nightmare. Read more

Nurse Grace Catania at a WOW station, with patient Christine Newbold sitting in a chair.

Making Every Moment Matter

“I never expected to be diagnosed with cancer,” says Christine Newbold of Dundas. Read more