Your Impact

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A beary heartwarming gift arrives in time for Christmas 

Jasper and Kingsley are two fuzzy friends helping to ring in the Christmas spirit at St. Joseph’s Health Care London. They arrived earlier this month as part of a generous donation of 1,300 plush teddy bears from Calendar Club through its teddy bear donation program. The bears will be distributed to...
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Vanleeuwen family goes “full Griswold” for Christmas

It’s hard to miss the Vanleeuwen home at night. Just look for the house with the dazzling Christmas light display that gives Clark Griswold a run for his money. For the tenth year in a row, Jeff and Nancy Vanleeuwen have gone all out decorating their house on 220 Songbird Lane in Ilderton. They use...
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Your Donation Matters to Lou

In October 2020, just days after his 86th birthday, Lou moved into the Veterans Care Program at Parkwood Institute. Over the last several years, he had battled cancer, brain seizures and the loss of eyesight in his left eye. He was also prone to developing pressure sores, an injury that would not heal properly. When it came time to find a spot in long-term care, Lou’s first choice was Parkwood.
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Your Donation Matters to Maria

Maria’s move to Mount Hope has been beneficial for her health and her well-being. She finds it easier to manage her type 2 diabetes, which had been a challenge at her previous residence. She also loves riding on a uniquely engineered bicycle pedaled by a recreational therapist. It reminds her of growing up in Holland.
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Remembering those who serve our country

Thank you to those in our community who proudly wear a poppy as a show of respect for Canada’s Veterans or who make a donation in honour of the Veterans at St. Joseph’s Parkwood Institute. In this time of Remembrance, we are especially blessed to have the support of many branches of the Royal...
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Thank you for Coming Together for Diabetes

When our community comes together, amazing things are possible. The Coming Together for Diabetes event was an evening to remember. Former Humboldt Broncos hockey player Kaleb Dahlgren spoke candidly about the challenges of managing type 1 diabetes, inspiring us all with his strength, resiliency and...
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An unwanted discovery leads to thoughtful gift

Jill was watching an episode of Oprah when she first discovered the lump in her right breast. Oprah’s guest was explaining how to check a bra’s fit and Jill was following along when she felt the mass. It was an anxious feeling given that she had recently been given a clean bill of health after her...
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Your donations fueled our fight against COVID-19

Keeping people connected During a time of self-isolation, the world has become much smaller. Your support kept loneliness at bay for residents, inpatients and Veterans through the purchase of iPads and SMART Boards for virtual calls with loved ones, which also provided fun and educational...
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Your donations unleashed the possibilities of medical science

Not always visible to patients and visitors are the specialized labs and research centres that exist across the many sites of St. Joseph’s, and the dedicated medical scientists who work in them. Hospital-based medical research has always been central to the care mission of St. Joseph’s. In fact...
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