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Anton poses for a photo.

Regaining Independence after a Stroke

“Something was wrong with my left hand. I couldn’t make it move.” Read more

Jay poses for a photo.

Within an Inch of Death

“I was riding a motorcycle when a car pulled out in front of me and cut me off,” says Jay Dukeshire of Hamilton, whose life changed forever during a serious accident. Read more

Catarina poses for a photo.

“Your Daughter has Brain Damage”

What started as a typical pregnancy for Shyanne and Michael of Welland turned into their worst nightmare. Read more

Nurse Grace Catania at a WOW station, with patient Christine Newbold sitting in a chair.

Making Every Moment Matter

“I never expected to be diagnosed with cancer,” says Christine Newbold of Dundas. Read more

Ravinderpal Duggal poses for a photo.

From Headache to Brain Cancer

“It began with a minor headache,” says Ravinderpal Duggal from Brampton. “Then I felt pain on the right side of my body and my vision started to blur.” Read more

MacKid Taylor smiles for a photo.

Toddler Battles Kidney Cancer

First came Taylor’s urinary tract infections. Then a strange lump was found on her belly. Read more

Bob Bristo poses for a photo at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Learning to Walk Again

“My back pain was excruciating,” recalls Bob Bristo of Georgetown. “Then I began to experience weakness and paralysis in my legs. It kept getting worse until I could barely wiggle my toes.” Read more

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 smiling outside

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