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“The pressure on his brain almost killed him”

On the verge of dying nearly five years ago, the difference in Jackson Harris’ life between then and now is like night and day according to mom, Sara.  It was the pressure on Jackson’s brain that triggered the excruciating headaches and vomiting that ultimately resulted in a life-changing trip to McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department in December 2011.

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A Small Cut Becomes a Battle for Life Itself

How did it get to this? Tashmina and Clive Hall of Carlisle wondered as they sat beside their eight-year-old son Isaac in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of McMaster Children’s Hospital in 2011. Due to a serious infection, Isaac was dangerously close to losing his foot – and a lot more.

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28 Broken Bones

November 22, 2014 was supposed to be a happy day for then 18-year-old Michèle Crosby of Welland. It was her mother’s birthday and they were looking forward to a nice celebration. Read more

Persistence in Screening Conquers Cancer

When Donna Johnson of Ohsweken visited her family doctor in October of 2012, she had no inkling that her life was at a crossroads. Read more

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Making a Difference in the World

Thank you to Ella, a Grade 1 student from Binbrook who raised money for McMaster Children’s Hospital through three separate events. Read more

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Helping Patients Live Life to the Fullest

Missing a limb does not mean missing out on life. Read more

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Enhancing Patient Care in a Wireless World

When it comes to patient care, a matter of seconds can make an enormous difference. That is a major reason why the Vocera Badge Communication System was recently implemented for Wards C3 and C4 at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Read more

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Today’s Clinical Trials …Tomorrow’s Standard of Care

The Clinical Trials Program is one of the ways in which the teams at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre stay at the forefront of cancer care. Before a new treatment can be used, it must go through the clinical trial process. Read more

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Brain Injury Patients Supported by Endowment Gifts

Tears of celebration were shared on February 18 at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, where a plaque was unveiled dedicating the patient dining room to the memory of Margaret L. Durrant. Margie, as she was called by her friends and family, was a patient in the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Program. She passed away in 2014. Read more

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“It Happened So Fast”: A Stroke Patient’s Journey of Survival and Recovery

Steve Pudsey of Burlington was driving in August of 2015 when he began to experience difficulty controlling the vehicle. Read more