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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. Read more

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. Read more

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.” Read more

Mila with her doctor

Bouncing Back from Brain Cancer

Mila began to complain about severe headaches. In January 2016, the five-year-old from Welland also started to vomit frequently. Read more

Patient Jim Francey

Heartstopper

Jim was home for the holidays in 2015 after a devastating medical emergency that could have claimed his life. Read more

271 Days of Neonatal Intensive Care

For Lana and Mark of Welland, the birth of their son Grayson was fraught with difficulties from the outset. Read more

A Luminous Life After Leukemia

Kevin Kowalchuk lives his life to the fullest. He rode across Canada on a 10-speed bike when he was 18 years old. He has also hiked from Mexico to Canada and has climbed many mountains, including part of Everest for the making of an IMAX film. Read more

Extra Time to Celebrate Life

David and Josie Lasci of Stoney Creek were married for 54 wonderful years. They were like “peas in a pod” according to David, who feels grateful to have shared so many happy memories with someone so compassionate and joyful. Read more

A New Grandmother Takes Cardiac Health to Heart

For Lori St. Onge of Niagara Falls, winter 2015 had more than enough excitement already. On top of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, she had just become a grandmother and was looking forward to spending time with her new grandson. Then her chest pains began. Read more