Dr. Simerpreet Sandhanwalia is wearing PPE in front of a monitor.

A Letter From a Frontline Hero – Dr. Simerpreet Sandhanwalia

“At the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was gut-wrenching to call a family member to tell them that their husband, wife, mom or dad was about to die, and connect them via phone or tablet due to the no-visitor policy.”

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A Letter From a Frontline Hero – Dale Bialas

“Despite all the challenges and uncertainties we’ve faced, we have continued to move forward every day with positive energy, innovation and a spirit of collaboration.”

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A Letter From a Frontline Hero – Dr. Ramsay MacNay

“Back when the pandemic began, I was particularly worried about my most susceptible patients, as many of them have weakened immune systems or have a history of getting bad infections from their breathing and feeding tubes.”

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.

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.

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.