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Patient Stories

  1. Deborah

    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…

  2. 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…

  3. His Name is Charles

    In December of last year I wrote a story for The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre’s (TGHC) website about Tommy, a palliative care patient, and a cab driver who eventually became known as Tommy’s…

  4. 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….

  5. 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…

  6. 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…