Brad Porter standing in a hospital hallway

Taking Health Care to Heart

Brad Porter of Ancaster had the unique experience of being both a health care provider and a patient at Hamilton General Hospital. Read more

Mila laughing with her doctor at the hospital

Bouncing Back from Brain Cancer

Mila began to complain about severe headaches. In January 2016, the five-year-old from Welland also started to vomit frequently. Read more

Phyllis smiling on her balcony at home

Twice as Grateful for Lifesaving Care

“I felt the first lump in my armpit,” recalls Phyllis, who will never forget the day her cancer journey began in 2005. “I searched further and found another lump in my left breast.” Read more

Catherine smiling on her porch at home

Brought Back to Life Seven Times

This holiday season will be one Catherine will never forget, as she has been given another chance at life. Read more

Patient Jim Francey smiling in front of a window inside his home

Heartstopper

Jim was home for the holidays in 2015 after a devastating medical emergency that could have claimed his life. Read more

Julie smiling as she sits in a wheelchair

A New Normal

It happened so quickly. It was just another typical day for Julie at home when she accidentally lost her balance and hit her head, resulting in serious medical consequences. Read more

Samantha smiling while sitting in a shaded garden

Never Alone – A Mental Health Journey

Self-harming became a regular part of Samantha’s life. Read more

Christine Hilton smiles in a shaded section of her backyard

Living with Lung Cancer

The cough just would not go away, but a diagnosis of lung cancer was the last thing she expected. Read more

Brandon Clark smiling

A Second Shot at Life

When Brandon Clark felt the shotgun blast rip through his back, he could hardly believe that it was really happening to him. Read more

Avery laughs while posing in her backyard

Avery’s Song: A Triumphant Journey

“Singing is my passion,” says 19-year-old Avery of Hamilton. “I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember and I want to keep singing forever. It’s been a coping mechanism that’s helped me through some tough times.” Read more