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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

Patients Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden

A Stroke Brought Them Together

Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden of Hamilton were surprised to learn how much they had in common. Read more

Patient Paul Terris at St. Peter's Hospital

Helping Paul Return Home

The pain in his hip had become unbearable. Read more

Patient Bill Wilcox

When a Stroke Strikes

Bill Wilcox of Hamilton will never forget the day in October 2017 when he suddenly dropped to the floor and was unable to get back up. Read more

Patient Cameron

Cameron’s Cardiac Care

Cameron Bishop of Stoney Creek takes his cardiac health to heart. He was born with a bicuspid aortic valve and stenosis, potentially life-threatening heart conditions that affect normal blood flow. Read more

Joey Hackett

Stronger with Each Step

Joey Hackett has come a long way since October 2016, when a traumatic accident nearly took his life. He was working with a construction crew that was grading a road in Hamilton when an 18-tonne grader backed over him. Read more

Taking Health Care to Heart

Brad Porter of Ancaster had the unique experience of being both a health care provider and a patient at Hamilton General Hospital. 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

Brandon Clark

A Second Shot at Life

When Brandon Clark felt the shotgun blast rip through his back, he could hardly believe that it was really happening to him. Read more