Patient Stories

  1. Shirley (003)


    Shirley is sixty-four years old and was a patient in the new Post-Transplant Rehabilitation Program at The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC). Prior to being admitted to TGHC, Shirley was admitted to the…

  2. Val

    Autumn Tree Women

    Val is an aboriginal woman from the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation Reserve in Manitoba. She is sixty–four years old and has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that results in the…

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    Mark’s Story

    Mark, currently 59 years old, was admitted to The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre (TGHC) from St. Michael’s Hospital (SMH). His primary health issue on admission was “Charcot’s Foot” and pain secondary to his non-compliant…

  4. Alona


    Ilona is eighty-eight years old and since her husband, John, passed away earlier this year she has lived alone in her condominium. Several months ago Ilona fell and fractured her left humerus. Unable to move…

  5. Deborah 2


    Deborah is forty-four years old and a mother of two young boys. She has multiple sclerosis (MS). Her condition has worsened over time, to the point that, last year, Deborah’s ability to move about on…

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    Patient Accessibility Research at the Toronto Grace

    Tecla Shield, built by Komodo Openlabs Inc., is a portable assistive device for people with limited upper body mobility resulting from conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, as…

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