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Patient Jim Francey smiling in front of a window inside his home

Heartstopper

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

Brandon Clark smiling

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

Bob Nedelko in his NoFrills shirt standing outside a store

“Luck was on My Side”

“It started with a searing pain in my head,” says Bob Nedelko of Vineland, who owns a No Frills store in downtown Burlington. Read more

Lolla Ivascu sitting in a wheelchair in a hospital hallway

A True Survivor

Lolla Ivascu of Hamilton has survived both cancer and a stroke, but she has never lost her determination to experience life to its fullest. Read more

Dale Geiss stands underneath an umbrella in his backyard

Cerebral Palsy Patient Stands Tall

Twenty-four-year-old Dale Geiss from Hamilton endured years of physical and emotional pain due to living with the challenges related to cerebral palsy. Read more

Teri Polesky with her son

From Northern Ontario to Hamilton General Hospital

For 35-year-old Teri Polesky, living in Northern Ontario means that many specialty health care services are not available locally. Read more

Head shot of Lori St. Onge

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

Nick Morrison standing at the burn unit desk

Helping in the Recovery

It’s a call no one wants to receive. When Tanya was told that her husband Phil had been injured in a serious building fire, she rushed to meet him at the Emergency Department of the local hospital in St. Catharines. Phil had suffered third- and fourth-degree burns to 50 per cent of his body. Read more

Head shot of Lorna Rowell

“I Never Thought it Would Happen to Me”

Life for 57-year-old Lorna Rowell took a dramatic turn in November 2015. She was sitting at the computer with her husband in their Hamilton home on a video call with their son in Thunder Bay. When Lorna went to stand up, her strength suddenly left her. Read more