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Giving Back to Her Home of 20 Years

Florence “Flo” Leet is famous at St. Peter’s Hospital. Everyone who passes her in the halls knows her name. Flo humbly credits her fame to the fact that she’s been a resident at St. Peter’s Hospital for 20 years. Read more

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From Paralysis to Walking Around the Block

Greg Birch’s long-standing fear of needles could have cost him his life. Read more

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“I Never Thought it Would Happen to Me”

Life for 57-year-old Lorna Rowell took a dramatic turn in November 2015. She was sitting at the computer with her husband in their Hamilton home on a video call with their son in Thunder Bay. When Lorna went to stand up, her strength suddenly left her. Read more

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On the Edge of Medical Science

When 20-year-old Ramsey Fayed of Oakville started to feel his throat closing up at night, he knew that “something wasn’t right.” What he didn’t realize, however, was that his life was in danger. Read more

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Bringing Innovations to Heart Surgery

Imagine a place where aortic valves can be replaced through a five-centimetre incision between two ribs rather than breaking breast bones; where a 10-day hospital stay is reduced to no more than four days; where a patient feels less pain and has a lower risk of post-operative infection. Read more

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Being “Good Neighbours” to a Stroke Patient at St. Peter’s Hospital

“It’s just a headache. Nothing to worry about.”

That’s what went through 46-year-old Hiep Hoang’s mind in August 2015 as he was walking up the stairs of his Hamilton home. Then he suddenly lost his strength and collapsed. Read more

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“The pressure on his brain almost killed him”

On the verge of dying nearly five years ago, the difference in Jackson Harris’ life between then and now is like night and day according to mom, Sara.  It was the pressure on Jackson’s brain that triggered the excruciating headaches and vomiting that ultimately resulted in a life-changing trip to McMaster Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department in December 2011.

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A Small Cut Becomes a Battle for Life Itself

How did it get to this? Tashmina and Clive Hall of Carlisle wondered as they sat beside their eight-year-old son Isaac in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of McMaster Children’s Hospital in 2011. Due to a serious infection, Isaac was dangerously close to losing his foot – and a lot more.

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28 Broken Bones

November 22, 2014 was supposed to be a happy day for then 18-year-old Michèle Crosby of Welland. It was her mother’s birthday and they were looking forward to a nice celebration. Read more

Persistence in Screening Conquers Cancer

When Donna Johnson of Ohsweken visited her family doctor in October of 2012, she had no inkling that her life was at a crossroads. Read more