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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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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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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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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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Inspire 2018 Donors

Inspire 2018 Donors list
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Extra Years to Travel

Denise Allick was just two weeks shy of her retirement and at work when she started getting what she describes as "a very uncomfortable feeling" between her shoulders. She recounts, "In the previous few weeks, I would get the occasional sharp pain. It would not last very long so I did not worry about it. This time, however, the pain felt different. I went home and told my husband Lester 'I'm not feeling great I'm going to lie down.' After that, I don't remember anything." Lester was later told by the attending cardiologist that they could not do anything more for his wife because the blockage in her arteries could not be dissolved using medication. As a result, arrangements were made to have her transported to St. Michael's where a team of physicians had the skills to perform an angioplasty to clear the blockages in the arteries of her heart.
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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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Celebrating $235 Million Raised!

As we become Canada’s premier critical care hospital, extraordinary thanks to all those who helped us go over-goal to complete our campaign, including the following: Peter Gilgan Patient Care Tower I $30 million Element Financial Atrium and Way I $15 million Slaight Family Emergency Department I $10 million Geoffrey H. Wood Foundation Respirology Unit I $5 million Tim and Frances Price Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit I $5 million Tony and Anne Arrell I $5 million And gifts of every size from many, many others.
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