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Recipes from Urban Angel magazine
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Sarah Seizes the Moment

In life there are moments that move us, that shake us, that remind us of the ephemeralness of our presence. We don’t ask for these moments. And we often don’t conjure them ourselves. They emerge, sometimes when we least expect them. For Sarah, that moment arrived on October 28, 2016. She was at home when a series of stroke symptoms swept across her body. Dizziness. Confusion. Numbness. Nausea. “I immediately knew something wasn’t right,” says Sarah, who collapsed just seconds after she summoned the energy to call 911 and unlock the front door.
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A Life of Accomplishment and Service

It’s hard not to be impressed with Marie O’Connor when you hear her life story. She has worn so many different hats over the course of her life: Girl Guide, teacher, wife, mother, bookkeeper, widow, publisher, apple farmer. Other words come to mind: survivor; leader; philanthropist; volunteer. At 18 Marie became involved with the Girl Guides, volunteering for 40 years at the local, provincial and national levels. She was also President of the Volunteer Association at St. Michael’s for several years. Now 84, Marie continues to volunteer for the hospital, the place where she received a number of lifesaving operations over many decades.
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Condrain Group Multiple Sclerosis Clinic Ribbon-Cutting Event

On May 12, a group of physicians, hospital staff and honoured guests gathered to celebrate the new Condrain Group Multiple Sclerosis Clinic. As part of the Inspire 2018 transformation, the existing Shuter Wing will be demolished, necessitating a new home for the MS clinic, now the largest such clinic in North America, with over 8,000 patients.
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The Warrior: Tara's story

During Tara Bourque's stay in-hospital, the St. Michael's team discovered that she was in urgent need of a double-lung transplant. "That was the first time a transplant had really crossed my mind," Tara recalls. "To be told this was devastating. I was in complete denial." Tara was warned that the risks of foregoing the procedure could be deadly, but she was still reluctant to proceed. Dr. Elizabeth Tullis, Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic started to panic. "I thought, 'if I don't convince Tara that this is important, she could die.' My dilemma was: how do I tell her she needs surgery to survive without scaring her? How do I get her to trust me?"
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Chicken Kebabs

Variety is the spice of life! Whether it's chicken, beef, salmon or lamb, put a twist on the classic kebab with a powerful punch of seasoning.
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Living Life with Passion

“If there is one word that describes Michael Leland, it would be passion,” says Mike Loader of his late husband. “He loved life and was passionate about so many things: photography, film, music, architecture, art, coffee and cats. Even when he was admitted to St. Michael’s Hospital, Michael maintained his passions. He would be pushing his IV pole along the corridors for exercise and stop to take a photo of something that caught his eye.”
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A Gift that Keeps on Giving

For more than 30 years, Agnes Faraci had her finger on the pulse of patient care. As a nurse, she travelled around the globe, working at hospitals in Madrid, Munich and Rome. She volunteered to help doctors care for the less fortunate in medical missions to Central and South America. While a nurse in the naval reserve, she trained medics. And she spent time at every single hospital in Toronto. "In all my years of nursing, I've always considered St. Michael's home," says Agnes. "I can say with certainty that it's the number one hospital out there."
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Inspire 2018 Donors

Inspire 2018 Donors list
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Where There's a Will, There's a Way

“Recognize the gifts that have been given to you,” says Arnice. “I would not have my left leg today were it not for the expert and compassionate care given by Dr. Mahoney and Laura Teague at St. Michael’s Hospital.”
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