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Catching an Edge

Mitch Wilson suffered his first concussion in July 2015, the summer following his first year as a student at Queen’s University. Mitch was enjoying an afternoon of wakeboarding on the lake with friends. Skimming across the surface at around 50 kilometres per hour, he caught the edge of his board and fell headfirst fast and hard into the water. At that speed, the impact felt more like he hit a wall.
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Easing the Way for Others

Kristine Thompson has an enduring affiliation with St. Michael’s that spans more than four decades and has seen her transition from a valued employee to a dedicated volunteer and donor.
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A Legacy that Makes a Difference

Brian Campbell wants to be remembered as a decent person who did good things for others. “Isn’t that what we all want?” he asks. “That’s what I hope my legacy will be.”
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Defying the Odds

Soon after Dean Cruikshank was born in 1963, he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), the most common fatal genetic disease that affects the digestive system and lungs. According to statistics at the time, he was unlikely to live to his third birthday.
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Health Care Disruptors

OVER THE PAST 125 YEARS, ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL HAS BEEN INVOLVED IN A NUMBER OF MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS THAT HAVE UPENDED THE STATUS QUO. From performing minimally invasive procedures with robots to creating a “black box” to minimize errors in operating rooms, St. Michael’s has been at the forefront of some of the most revolutionary health-care innovations of our time. Urban Angel magazine selected a handful of disruptors who are pushing the boundaries by exploiting gaps in health care to save even more lives.
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Raspberry Almond Tart

Make a statement at your next Sunday brunch with a Fresh Ontario Raspberry Almond Tart. This indulgent dessert is best topped with fresh, antioxidant-rich raspberries. A true crowd pleaser, be sure to share and provide your guests with alternatives such as Greek yogurt topped with raspberries.
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Donor Profile: The Slaight Family

On March 7, 2017, the Slaight Family Foundation announced a donation of $1 million to Dr. Janet Smylie, a physician and researcher at St. Michael’s Hospital who specializes in Indigenous health issues. Their generous gift will directly support Dr. Smylie and her team at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions in addressing the health inequities Canada’s Indigenous populations experience by bridging the gap between knowledge and practice. Specifically, they will develop a program to train health-care workers to recognize and overcome racial biases that can create inequities in health-care delivery.
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A Terrifying Journey

On Tuesday July 29, 2014 my life changed forever. The most miraculous and terrifying event occurred – I became a mom. The terrifying part was that my journey to motherhood began two months earlier than anyone expected. Jack Richard Michael Baillie was delivered at 9:56 p.m., via emergency C-section at St. Michael’s Hospital, a full eight weeks early. I thank God that my personal connection to this hospital pointed me up to the 15th floor on that fateful day.
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The Right Thing to Do

"St. Michael’s Hospital provides such a valuable service to a tremendously diverse community in downtown Toronto and I think people should be aware and grateful for the care they receive," says Walter Winogradow, a retired bookstore manager living in Toronto.
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Quinoa and Lentil "Meatballs"

Lentils, also known as 'pulses', are low glycemic index foods that improve glycemic control and serum cholesterol, and are an excellent source of protein and minerals. Lentils are number six on Dr. David Jenkins Top 10 Healthy Foods. This web-exclusive recipe for Quinoa and Lentil "Meatballs" comes from celebrated chef Victor De Guzman, Executive Chef at Rosedale Golf Club. He provides recipes for the Foundation's bi-annual magazine, Urban Angel.
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