Lolla Ivascu sitting in a wheelchair in a hospital hallway

A True Survivor

Lolla Ivascu of Hamilton has survived both cancer and a stroke, but she has never lost her determination to experience life to its fullest. Read more

Dale Geiss stands underneath an umbrella in his backyard

Cerebral Palsy Patient Stands Tall

Twenty-four-year-old Dale Geiss from Hamilton endured years of physical and emotional pain due to living with the challenges related to cerebral palsy. Read more

Melissa McBride sitting at a hospital lottery desk

Volunteering from the Heart

“When I make people happy, it makes me happy.” Read more

Monica with her son Mason

A Winning Smile

It was 20 weeks into her pregnancy, during a routine ultrasound in Niagara Falls, that Monica learned her unborn son Mason might be facing multiple medical challenges that could seriously affect his quality of life. Read more

Head shot of Frank Tousaw

Cancer Journey Leads to a Hopeful Tomorrow

The fatigue kept getting worse. Then the back pain wouldn’t go away. Frank Tousaw of Caistor Centre, near Smithville, visited his physician in 2013 when “things just didn’t feel right.” Read more

Teri Polesky with her son

From Northern Ontario to Hamilton General Hospital

For 35-year-old Teri Polesky, living in Northern Ontario means that many specialty health care services are not available locally. Read more

Grayson hooked up to medical equipment while in the NICU

271 Days of Neonatal Intensive Care

For Lana and Mark of Welland, the birth of their son Grayson was fraught with difficulties from the outset. Read more

Head shot of Kevin Kowalchuk

A Luminous Life After Leukemia

Kevin Kowalchuk lives his life to the fullest. He rode across Canada on a 10-speed bike when he was 18 years old. He has also hiked from Mexico to Canada and has climbed many mountains, including part of Everest for the making of an IMAX film. Read more