Dr. Brian van Adel in front of two computer screens at his desk

Partnering to Save Children’s Lives

Just like adults, newborns can experience strokes, aneurysms or any other neurological complications. Read more

A team of hospital personnel push equipment down a hallway

When Every Second Counts

Each passing moment can mean the difference between life and death. Read more

The NICO Myriad in use by the surgical team

Zeroing in on Brain Surgery

Cutting-edge technology is allowing neurosurgeons at McMaster Children’s Hospital and Hamilton General Hospital to perform brain surgery on both children and adults with greater precision than ever before. Read more

Dr. Tara Packham with a patient at a small desk

Gala Funding Supports New Investigators

Proceeds from The Foundation’s annual gala help support the New Investigator Fund (NIF).  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

A doctor looking through a pupillometer towards a patient's eye.

Pupillometer: An Eye on Brain Function

The practice of checking a patient’s pupils to determine how well their brain is functioning has existed for more than 100 years. It’s an important exam because it can give the health care team clues about brain activity and indicate whether urgent surgery might be necessary. Read more