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

Dr. Michael Parrish poses for a photo at McMaster Children’s Hospital.

Easing Fears of Pediatric Sedation

Will it hurt? Why am I being put to sleep? Will I wake up? These are some of the common questions asked by children who are being sedated for the first time. Read more

A specialist examining blood cells on a computer.

A Closer Look at Cancer Cells

“Our laboratory is a centre of excellence for the region and our experts play an important role in the care of patients with various blood cancers,” explains Dr. Catherine Ross, Medical Lead for the Flow Cytometry and Malignant Hematology Lab at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Read more

A hospital staff member looking at scans on the neuro-interventional imaging system.

Leading Stroke Care into the Future

Someone suffers a stroke every 10 minutes in Canada, which is one reason why the specialized stroke services at Hamilton General Hospital are so vital to the 2.3 million people who live in south-central Ontario. 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

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

Pearl holding MacKid Isabella

A Philosophy of Giving for National Philanthropy Day

Helping others in need is good medicine for everyone. With the arrival of National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018, it is a time to reflect on how philanthropy can make a real difference in people’s lives. Read more