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VITAL LINKS November 2020
Sindy Hooper is defying the odds against pancreatic cancer

Devastated and shocked — that’s how Sindy Hooper and her family reacted to her pancreatic cancer diagnosis. But today, as a seven-year pancreatic cancer survivor, Sindy continues to defy the odds and is putting her faith in our researchers, our physicians, and our donors to save her life again one day.

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The ALL NEW Creating Tomorrow Community Lottery is here!
You can create your dream tomorrow with the Creating Tomorrow Community Lottery! Purchase your 50/50 tickets today for a chance to win BIG and support patient care and research at our hospital.
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Lottery license #12311
From leukemia patient to multi-marathoner — with a walker
Leukemia, radiation and chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant, and two blood clots haven’t slowed Robert Hardy down. In fact, he feels stronger than ever and is ‘walker-running’ marathons in support...
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Get ready for the new year in support of a good cause
Purchase a 2021 Mertikas Calendar of Hope, created by cancer survivor Gina Mertikas and her mom, renowned local artist Katerina Mertikas. A portion of the proceeds from each calendar sold will support cancer research...
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Pulse Podcast: Finding hope for our tiniest patients
Many premature babies rely on machines to help them breathe. But for some, the oxygen that saves their life can damage their lungs. In this episode of Pulse, discover the new clinical trial that may heal the lungs of premature...
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Sportscaster A.J. Jakubec’s three-star selection after 66 days in hospital
Excruciating abdominal pains brought TSN 1200 sportscaster A.J. Jakubec to our hospital. It was acute pancreatitis. Now, he's determined to show his gratitude to the hospital heroes that helped save his life.
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Long-time volunteer finds himself on the frontlines of a global pandemic
Mike Soloski is one of the first masked faces you might see upon entering our hospital. Discover why this dedicated volunteer accepted a role on the frontlines as a COVID-19 screener during a global pandemic.
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9,300 extraordinary reasons to give with double the impact
Help us reach our goal of 9,300 new donations in recognition of every one of our extraordinary healthcare workers. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar! Together, we can create a better tomorrow for all of us.
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Congratulations to all of our amazing hospital volunteers who are this year's recipients of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. We are grateful for each volunteer listed below and the impact they’ve had on our hospital and our community.
Wilma Bianco
Cathy Bonnell
Denise Cadieux
Robert Carr
Jane Christie
Ernie Ferne
Jill Ferne
Mario Frangione
Maureen Gibson
Isabel Gillissie
Shelby Hayter
Brian Karam
Randy Marusyk
Donald McKinnon
Albert Monsour
Anna Monteduro
Donna Needham
Prim Paruboczy
Vicki Plouffe
Louise Sullivan
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