Two phots of Desirae. One in 2014 and the other in 2019.

Dramatic Developmental Growth

Desirae was only five weeks old when she began to twitch uncontrollably. Her diagnosis of epilepsy was devastating for the family, but nothing could have prepared them for the challenges that lay ahead.

Erin Kelter and Kowuthamie Tharma smile for a photo

A Step Ahead of Breast Cancer

The CIBC Breast Assessment Centre has a high-risk screening program for individuals with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer.

Lynne smiles for a photo.

Alleviating an Abdominal Aneurysm

For ten years, Lynne from Dundas lived with the stressful knowledge that she would someday require surgery.

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The Foundation Recognized as “High Performer” by AHP

We are honoured to be recognized once again as one of 10 “High Performer” health care foundations in Canada by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP).

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Two Local Businesses Join Care4

HAMILTON, ON – November 26, 2019: Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is pleased to announce that Cameron Wilson – Dominion Lending Centres Canuck Mortgage Group and Visus Eyewear have joined its Care4 cause marketing program.

Rebecca smiles for a photo.

Leukemia Led to the Love of her Life

After a month of intense chemotherapy, Rebecca’s cancer was in remission. However, since the leukemia had a high probability of returning, she was transferred to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre for a stem cell transplant.

Maddie smiles for a photo

Preschooler Conquers Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer

At the age of three weeks, Maddie began more than a year of testing and monitoring with genetic specialists. This led to an official diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Blood work led to another shocking diagnosis – leukemia.

Stephanie Hickey & Iris smile for a photo.

Suffering a Stroke While Pregnant

Stephanie Hickey suddenly lost strength on the left side of her body. The 34-year-old from Hamilton was six-months pregnant, and the safety of her unborn child was foremost on her mind as her limp body began to collapse.

Noelle smiles for a photo.

Donors Enabling the Transition from Patient to Employee

Noelle decided from a young age that she wasn’t going to let cerebral palsy stand in the way of her goals.

A photo of the equipment in the Hybrid Operating Suite

Shorter Surgical Times Thanks to New Hybrid Operating Suite

Donors and clinical teams celebrated the opening of the new Hybrid Operating Suite at Hamilton General Hospital.