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Abby holding her brain scan

Brain Tumour Triggers Seizures

Abby was eight years old when she accidentally banged her elbow on a table in 2014. Her body stiffened like a board and her eyes rolled back into her head. Abby was having a seizure.
Patient Patricia McAlister

Surviving a Serious Stroke

“I suddenly felt like a ragdoll and started to collapse,” recalls Patricia McAlister, who was at home in Stoney Creek when a spell of weakness hit her in August 2017.
Lisa with her daughter Aspen holding a “3” balloon on the beach.

A Cancer Patient’s High-Risk Pregnancy

“The headaches kept getting worse,” recalls Lisa Allain of Welland. “Then I started to feel nauseous and I was having trouble finding words. I realized that something was seriously wrong after I had a seizure.”
Pearl holding MacKid Isabella

A Philosophy of Giving for National Philanthropy Day

Helping others in need is good medicine for everyone. With the arrival of National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018, it is a time to reflect on how philanthropy can make a real difference in people's lives.
Representatives from SC Johnson, The Foundation and Hamilton Health Sciences in front of the SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit pin lettering.

Hospital Unit Renamed in Honour of SC Johnson

In recognition of SC Johnson’s nearly 30 years of support and more than $1.2 million donated, the Medical Diagnostic Unit at Juravinski Hospital was renamed the “SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit” on November 7.
A photo of the new Wellness Courtyard

A Specialized Courtyard for Pediatric Mental Health

McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated the opening of the Wellness Courtyard at McMaster Children’s Hospital on October 16
MacKid Olive sitting on her mom Amanda's lap at home

A Baseball-Sized Brain Tumour

Olive was vomiting with alarming regularity. The five-year-old from St. David’s began complaining about pain in her eyes and she was uncharacteristically lethargic.
Walter Craig in his office

Walking the Path

A diagnosis of cancer was the last thing he expected.

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