Your donation matters to Lois and Paul

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There are certain times in our lives that stand out for us. For Paul Martin it was the day he learned about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS).

His wife Lois has battled bipolar depression most of her life. Over the years, the depression had grown into additional ailments, such as anxiety and fibromyalgia. Lois tried several medications to little effect and nothing seemed to alleviate her physical and emotional pain. Today, clinicians would diagnose her with “treatment resistant depression”, which can’t be resolved using medication alone.

Paul’s family has a very strong faith. Every day they prayed and waited for an answer – until the day Paul learned about TMS. Instead of searching far and wide for care, Paul discovered that TMS treatments were available close to home at Parkwood Institute – made possible by generous donors.

TMS is a non-invasive treatment that uses short electromagnetic pulses to cause the neurons in the brain to fire and connect. This change in brain activity alleviates negative thoughts and emotions for those experiencing depression. After the first 20 treatments, Lois showed significant improvement.

In less than a year, Lois’ depression is now in remission. Paul says his wife’s beautiful smile has returned, her memory has improved and most importantly, he’s got his wife back.

“There’s not a day that I don’t thank my ‘heavenly father’ for his answer to our prayers. I have my wife back.”

Paul Martin, Donor

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