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Avery

Avery’s Song: A Triumphant Journey

“Singing is my passion,” says 19-year-old Avery of Hamilton. “I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember and I want to keep singing forever. It’s been a coping mechanism that’s helped me through some tough times.” Read more

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

A Winning Smile

It was 20 weeks into her pregnancy, during a routine ultrasound in Niagara Falls, that Monica learned her unborn son Mason might be facing multiple medical challenges that could seriously affect his quality of 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

Profile of a Champion: Drew Jakobsons

“You’re the best.” That’s what 10-year-old Drew of Niagara Falls is fond of saying to others. Read more

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

1,000 Seizures a Day

One of the most striking things about Avery is her radiant smile. However, life was not always so sunny for this six-year-old from Georgetown. Read more