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 smiling outside

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 next to an artistic rendering of Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre

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

Representatives from SC Johnson, The Foundation and Hamilton Health Sciences in front of the SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit pin lettering.

Hospital Unit Renamed in Honour of SC Johnson

HAMILTON, ON: In recognition of SC Johnson’s nearly 30 years of support and more than $1.2 million donated to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, the Medical Diagnostic Unit at Juravinski Hospital was renamed the “SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit” on November 7. Read more

The new Wellness Courtyard with benches, exercise equipment and artificial turf

A Specialized Courtyard for Pediatric Mental Health

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation celebrated the opening of the Wellness Courtyard at McMaster Children’s Hospital on October 16, which will benefit pediatric mental health patients by enhancing the clinical care they receive. Read more

Mary Beth Toth and Rob Baboth wearing hardhats at McMaster Children's Hospital

A Breath of Fresh Air for Mental Health

Opening this autumn, a new space at McMaster Children’s Hospital will benefit pediatric mental health patients. Read more

Dr. Kara Schnarr holding a custom-moulded mask.

Targeting Cancer with Radiation Therapy

“There are many misconceptions about radiation therapy, but it is an important component of treatment for many cancer patients,” says Dr. Kara Schnarr, Radiation Oncologist at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Read more

MacKid Olive sitting on her mom's lap at home

A Baseball-Sized Brain Tumour

Olive was vomiting with alarming regularity. The five-year-old from St. David’s began complaining about pain in her eyes and she was uncharacteristically lethargic. Read more

Warren Morrison smiling

A Gaming Guild

Warren Morrison is on a mission. As a member of Hamilton’s Extra Life Guild, his goal is to increase awareness and recruit gamers to fundraise for McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation. Read more