Natalie wearing a yellow Walmart vest standing next to a board with her picture and story.

Teenager with Rare Spinal Tumours is Announced as the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion

HAMILTON, ON: McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation and Walmart associates from across the region gathered in Brantford to celebrate 16-year-old Natalie Hammond of Burford being named the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Champion. Read more

Ron Joyce smiling in a dark suit and red tie

Hamilton Health Sciences Remembers Ron Joyce

Ron Joyce is being remembered by Hamilton Health Sciences as an outstanding philanthropist and community builder. Read more

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 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