When diagnosed with macular degeneration, Blanche Hawken was referred by her physician in Kitchener, Ontario to the Ivey Eye Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital. Her physician was confident Blanche would receive the care she needed at Ivey Eye, the main referral centre for eye disease in Western Ontario.
Blanche speaks highly of the care she has received from Dr. Tom Sheidow (pictured above) and the entire team at Ivey Eye each time she visits. She credits Dr. Sheidow with saving the sight in one of her eyes.
In recognition of the exceptional care she received, Blanche has designed a legacy gift to St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation through her estate in support of the work at Ivey Eye Institute. Legacy gifts such as Blanche's ensure the compassionate ane excellent care provided at St. Joseph's will be there for future generations.