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Susan’s story

Susan Grimshaw Levesque has come a long way since her first summer job at St. Michael’s many years ago. Today, she’s an investment advisor and often advises clients on estate planning, but she hasn't forgotten St. Michael’s.
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John Mac Master

“Overnight” John Mac Master became an opera star, in demand around the world. Then, three years later, he developed a potentially career-ending problem with his vocal cords. He turned to Dr. Jennifer Anderson.
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John’s story

One grateful patient turned donor is John Skogstad. What started as a simple operation turned into triple bypass surgery for John, who didn’t realize he’d had a heart attack.
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Natale's story

Sylvia Aiello says the headaches started about four years ago. Her husband Natale would cry out in pain, day and night. They spent a year in and out of emergency rooms and specialty clinics trying to find out what was wrong. Nothing worked. Then they discovered St. Michael’s.
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Marian's story

St. Michael's team of doctors save hundreds of lives each year by performing angioplasty and implanting stents to unblock arteries.
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Thank You To Our Volunteers

The Foundation wishes to extend special thanks to our Volunteer Association who have committed to supporting St. Michael’s Hospital Volunteer Association Chair in Nursing Research. Our Volunteers support the Chair primarily through proceeds from the Marion Palmer Gift Shop in the Victoria Lobby.
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Michael’s Story

Michael, 57, says he has always lived a charmed life. “I have had a successful career in banking and have had no history of illness.” But then he developed a cough, became increasingly tired and soon going up just a few stairs had him completely out of breath. Something wasn’t right.
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Murray’s Story

Murray Brasseur, founder and chair of the Middlefield Group, a Toronto investment firm, was so impressed by St. Michael’s care that the company is making a gift of $1 million. The company has been a leading sponsor of the Hospital’s Urban Angel Golf Classic for several years, but this gift is based on strong personal connections.
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John’s Story

“I can personally relate to being on an operating table for surgery so this is the perfect gift,” he says. “It is such a rewarding feeling to give back in this way.”
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Andy’s story

For a long time, Andy has wanted to honour those who suffered and those who cared for them. Now he’s creating the Bott-Harrington Nursing Fellowship in Hemophilia and Blood Disorders. It invokes the Bott family name to remember the families who lost fathers, husbands and sons. It also recognizes Ann’s contribution, again as a symbol of the fine nurses who cared for so many suffering from hemophilia and its complications
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