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Leslie's story

This morning began like any other for Leslie Bridger. She woke up, got dressed and put her cycling gear on, just as she’d done several times a week for years. But on this day, something terrible happened that would change Leslie’s life forever.
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Paula’s story

Most parents would give their lives to save their child. But in this story, a son gives his mother a new chance at life. Paula shares her story and why she's thankful for her son's selfless gift, and for the donors who support care at St. Michael's Hospital.
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James' story

“On this ordinary day, we were having a rest after the first game when I slumped over and Glenn says my eyes rolled back in my head. I turned off like a switch. No breathing. No pulse.”
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Rameza's story

When Rameza Hirsimaki was first admitted to St. Michael’s Hospital, her prospects were not good. Complications of mild lupus nephritis had turned into the possibility of complete organ failure.
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Dave's story

Dave Younan found himself knocking on the doors of St. Michael’s Withdrawal Management Service in downtown Toronto almost three years ago. He was homeless and addicted to crack cocaine and heroin.
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William Dimanis

I come here three times a week for four hours at a time,” says William Dimanis, retired chef, while undergoing dialysis from his hospital bed in St. Michael’s Hemodialysis Unit.
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Martha’s story

Martha Hardy was bound for a golf trip in Florida until one phone call changed her life. The results of her annual mammogram were in. Martha had breast cancer. “When you hear those words, it’s like having an out-of-body experience,” she says. “But I’ve learned in life not to worry about what you can’t control. I knew I was in good hands at St. Mike’s.”
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Larry's story

Larry Moodie has been a regular at St. Michael’s Hospital since 2003, when he was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy (heart muscle disease) and fitted with a pacemaker. Since then he has developed congestive heart failure and arrhythmia - irregular heartbeat - and had a defibrillator implanted in his chest.
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Jason’s story

The staff at St. Michael’s go that extra mile to help patients who need a helping hand, reassurance or direction.
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Shirley’s story

St. Michael’s palliative care team provides outstanding clinical care and compassionate support.
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