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Patient Stories

  1. A Star for Tommy and His Friend

    An act of kindness can appear indiscriminate but invariably it comes to one who is vulnerable and in need of compassion and understanding. A true act of kindness is done without expecting anything in return….

  2. MELINDA: A Mother’s Hope

    Melinda is a brain injury survivor and a former patient at The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC). She now shares her story with high-school students through the P.A.R.T.Y. (Preventing Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in…

  3. Margo, “I love the PACR program”

    Ten years ago Margo retired up near Georgian Bay with her partner, Per. They moved there mainly because of their love for sailing. Eventually, though, their sailboat proved too much work and they now have…

  4. Maria

    Maria, a 24 year-old patient, received a bi-frontal craniotomy with a trach insertion at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.  She was admitted to the The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre for Complex Continuing Care (CCC).  She…

  5. Tommy Shares His Story

    When I met Tommy for the first time his face erupted with a smile and he extended both hands to greet me. Sitting up in bed, he nodded appreciatively during our handshake and gestured for…

  6. John

    My name is John; I’m 70 years old. In June of last year I lost my job with a disposal company and I ended up living in a homeless shelter for a while. Finally, I…