Raynham smiles for a photo

Diabetes Leads to Life-Threatening Coma

Raynham’s brain was swelling and her body systems were shutting down. She was at high risk of suffering a stroke and having permanent brain damage if she survived at all.

A head shot of Tom.

Brantford Man’s Battle with Brain Cancer

The seizures came without warning one day in September 2019. An MRI scan led to a devastating diagnosis of glioblastoma – a type of brain cancer.

Irma poses for a photo on the front porch of her house.

Exceptional Care is a No-Brainer at The General

Irma Radzick from Hagersville is well acquainted with the neurosciences team at Hamilton General Hospital – she credits them with saving her life.

Two phots of Desirae. One in 2014 and the other in 2019.

Dramatic Developmental Growth

Desirae’s diagnosis was devastating, but nothing could have prepared her family for what lay ahead.

Erin Kelter and Kowuthamie Tharma smile for a photo

A Step Ahead of Breast Cancer

The CIBC Breast Assessment Centre has a high-risk screening program for individuals with a significantly increased risk of breast cancer.

Lynne smiles for a photo.

Alleviating an Abdominal Aneurysm

For ten years, Lynne from Dundas lived with the stressful knowledge that she would someday require surgery.

Rebecca smiles for a photo.

Leukemia Led to the Love of her Life

After a month of intense chemotherapy, Rebecca’s cancer was in remission. However, since the leukemia had a high probability of returning, she was transferred to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre for a stem cell transplant.

Maddie smiles for a photo

Preschooler Conquers Cystic Fibrosis and Cancer

At the age of three weeks, Maddie began more than a year of testing and monitoring with genetic specialists. This led to an official diagnosis of cystic fibrosis. Blood work led to another shocking diagnosis – leukemia.

Stephanie Hickey & Iris smile for a photo.

Suffering a Stroke While Pregnant

Stephanie Hickey suddenly lost strength on the left side of her body. The 34-year-old from Hamilton was six-months pregnant, and the safety of her unborn child was foremost on her mind as her limp body began to collapse.

Jessica Durka smiles for a photo

From Sore Throat to Cancer

Jessica Durka thought she had tonsillitis. She was shocked when testing revealed she had cancer.