Can you imagine walking around, feeling fit as a fiddle, only to find out that you have cancer? Well, that’s exactly what happened to me. I didn’t have a single symptom – nothing at all that would have suggested something was wrong. I felt as strong and healthy as ever. I still worked most days […]
Our Grateful Patient and Family program is an opportunity to express your gratitude and extend support to the individual staff members and departments that played a meaningful role in your care. It is also an opportunity to share your story.
Be inspired by these stories of hope and gratitude that remind us of our ultimate goal; to provide the very best in healthcare for our community.
Make your gift today in honour of a physician, therapist, nurse, or staff member who made a difference to you. Gifts may be designated to a specific program of special meaning or to support the area of greatest need as determined by the hospital. While keeping the dollar amount confidential, we are pleased to share acknowledgment cards with departments and staff. This gesture of support is always so very much appreciated.
When you contribute financially to the Grateful Patient and Family Program, you recognize and celebrate the excellence of care you or a loved received at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. In turn, your generosity helps others when they need us most and puts the very best tools into the hands of our doctors, nurses and support teams.
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From a young age, Mary always had a deep connection with Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH). At age 7, the hospital saved her life with surgery during an appendix rupture. This event motivated her father, Bob Sanders, to become deeply involved with both the hospital and the CMH Foundation fundraising Board. During Mary’s teen years, she
Even though I’ve lived in this community for 18 years, I had no idea that Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) offered such exceptional care. Until they saved my life. Friends and colleagues were quick to recommended hospitals all over Ontario. But the first surgeon that I met after my diagnosis told me that if I was
Help me raise $15,000 for CMH! Every survivor will recall what was happening in their life the moment they learned they had breast cancer. I was away from my family, at a sales meeting. I had just turned the big 5-0 and was looking forward to a Caribbean trip with friends. I had discovered the
John lived an active life . . . but then his hip started giving him trouble and it kept getting worse. Chronic hip pain was a daily reality for John. After 40 years in a physically demanding job, his hip joints were completely worn out. Eventually, John went for a consultation with Dr. Glynn
After David moved to Cambridge with his wife Jennifer in 1988, there were a couple of occasions to visit Cambridge Memorial Hospital (CMH) over the years, including for the births of their two children. While thankfully there was nothing major in terms of medical emergencies, David and Jennifer were always pleased with the service they
Monica and her husband moved from Colombia in 2012 so she could pursue her PhD in Canada. Now employed at a local university, Monica and herhusband are busy raising their young daughters. “Both my girls were born at CMH and I think it’s an amazing place,” Monica said, adding “what I remember the most are
In mid-winter, an elderly woman was found wandering outside in the freezing cold, unable to communicate. The confused woman was brought to CMH by ambulance. An immediate assessment revealed that she had no memory of where she lived, or of her family. She could not recall her name, her age or any details of her
When Alicia came into the Emergency Department when she was only 30 weeks into her pregnancy, she had no ideas that two lives would be saved that night. Here is her story. The evening began like so many for Tom and Alicia as they settled in to watch a movie. As they relaxed on the
Kim had no idea when she began her cancer journey just how important access to the best diagnostic equipment would be to her diagnosis, care and recovery. “I’ve used CMH’s Laboratory and every DI machine during my cancer journey and wish everyone understood how important it was to be treated in your own community,” begins