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Patient Stories

  1. Maxine

    Maxine is fifty-three years old and is originally from Jamaica. She has lived in Canada for the last twenty years. Early on, Maxine was diagnosed with several autoimmune diseases. She has lupus, which involves the…

  2. Maria

    Maria is sixty-two years old and has metastatic gastric carcinoma (stomach cancer). She has a developmental delay and does not speak English; still, she is able to communicate verbally in Portuguese with her family and…

  3. Shirley

    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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. Ilona

    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…