Meet a St. Joseph's patient and read their story in this section.
I had been blessed with good health all of my life. In fact, until last summer, I had never even been to a hospital. However, I had developed a terrible cough that started during a trip to Florida, and just wouldn’t go away. I was scared. My doctor did some tests and sent me for biopsies and they kept coming back negative or inconclusive. But I just knew that something was wrong. Read more…
I’m Wray Brown and this is my story.
In August 2007, I went to the Westdale Walk-In Clinic with a lump on my neck. I was referred to Dr. Stanley Jackson, an ear, nose and throat surgeon at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.
“It’s cancer,” a straightforward and honest Dr. Jackson said. “It began in the tongue and went to the neck. I looked at the MRI Wray, it's big." Read more...
Hope for young people living with mental illness
University is meant to be a time of learning, making friends and gaining independence. Instead, for 19-year-old Samantha Mercanti it had become a scary experience. It wasn't the course load or living away from her parents, but the onset of hallucinations, paranoia and social withdrawal that changed her life forever. Read more...