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

Patients Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden

A Stroke Brought Them Together

Jeff and Jennifer Wolfenden of Hamilton were surprised to learn how much they had in common. Read more

Patient Paul Terris sitting in a wheelchair at St. Peter's Hospital

Helping Paul Return Home

The pain in his hip had become unbearable. Read more

Bill Boxall with a photo of Shirley Mae Turner

A Legacy of Love

It was love at first sight. Charles “Bill” Boxall and Shirley Mae Turner of Hamilton were both 63 years old when they met at a dance in 1996 and began a relationship that spanned nearly two decades. Read more

Patient Bill Wilcox in a hospital hallway

When a Stroke Strikes

Bill Wilcox of Hamilton will never forget the day in October 2017 when he suddenly dropped to the floor and was unable to get back up. Read more

Patient Sue Clayton smiling outside

Compassionate Cancer Care

The pain in Sue’s left shoulder was probably just a kink in her muscle from sleeping the wrong way – or so she hoped. Read more

Patient Cameron Bishop outside with black eyeglasses on

Cameron’s Cardiac Care

Cameron Bishop of Stoney Creek takes his cardiac health to heart. He was born with a bicuspid aortic valve and stenosis, potentially life-threatening heart conditions that affect normal blood flow. Read more

Ethan Zahn, holding up a photo of him in the hospital, with his family from Niagara Falls

Living Free with Crohn’s Disease

What started as mild digestive discomfort in 2011 kept becoming more painful.

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Nancy Lewis at Juravinski Hospital

Recovering from Breast Cancer at the Gym

Nancy Lewis grew concerned when she noticed an abnormality in her right breast in 2016. Read more

Deb Martin sitting on a chair in her kitchen

Celebrating Milestones

Deb Martin knew that something was seriously wrong. She had difficulty swallowing and she felt an uncomfortable pressure in her upper abdomen. Read more