Bill smiles for a photo

Herniated Discs Lead to Partial Paralysis

After experiencing weakness and pain in his legs, Bill’s family physician sent him to the Emergency Department at Hamilton General Hospital. An MRI revealed that two of the discs in his spine were in danger of rupturing.

Caleb is in his red and white go-kart on the race track.

Dehydration to Diabetes Diagnosis

Caleb was suffering from diabetic ketoacidosis, a potentially life-threatening condition in which the body produces too many acidic ketones due to a lack of insulin. If untreated, it can cause fatal organ failure.

Tracey is with her daughter and they're holding a bouquet of flowers.

Cancer Care Times Three

Tracey began to experience severe stomach cramps in the middle of the night. She felt nauseous and became extremely pale.

Raynham smiles for a photo

Diabetes Leads to Life-Threatening Coma

Raynham’s brain was swelling and her body systems were shutting down. She was at high risk of suffering a stroke and having permanent brain damage if she survived at all.

A head shot of Tom.

Brantford Man’s Battle with Brain Cancer

The seizures came without warning one day in September 2019. An MRI scan led to a devastating diagnosis of glioblastoma – a type of brain cancer.

Irma poses for a photo on the front porch of her house.

Exceptional Care is a No-Brainer at The General

Irma Radzick from Hagersville is well acquainted with the neurosciences team at Hamilton General Hospital – she credits them with saving her life.

Two phots of Desirae. One in 2014 and the other in 2019.

Dramatic Developmental Growth

Desirae’s diagnosis was devastating, but nothing could have prepared her family for what lay ahead.

Erin Kelter and Kowuthamie Tharma smile for a photo

A Step Ahead of Breast Cancer

The CIBC Breast Assessment Centre has a high-risk screening program for individuals with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer.

Lynne smiles for a photo.

Alleviating an Abdominal Aneurysm

For ten years, Lynne from Dundas lived with the stressful knowledge that she would someday require surgery.

Rebecca smiles for a photo.

Leukemia Led to the Love of her Life

After a month of intense chemotherapy, Rebecca’s cancer was in remission. However, since the leukemia had a high probability of returning, she was transferred to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre for a stem cell transplant.