Hope and healing comes to us in many forms

For Valerie Aitken, finding a way to heal her heart started with the sudden loss of her beloved husband, Gary, to heart failure. Only six short months later, she learned that she had to find a way to not only heal her heart, but also herself, when she received a grave...

Inspiring the next generation of philanthropic leaders

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation’s next generation of givers has bonded together to create a Young Professionals Committee, comprised of fresh faces from varied walks of life – ages ranging from 20-35 years old. Although professionals in different...

Make patients smile at the MUHC this holiday season

The song (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays is a holiday classic. It tells the story of the joy that ensues when returning home for the holidays. Spending quality time with family and friends is one of the greatest pleasures of the season, but...

Looking at the bright side of life – Shawn Maloney

Retinitis pigmentosa: two words that have shaped the course of Shawn Maloney’s life. Diagnosed with this degenerative eye condition at age 5, he knew early on that it was only a matter of time until he would become completely blind. “I started having trouble with my...

November is make a will month

Beatrix and David Oram – Leaving a lasting legacy The Royal Victoria Hospital of the MUHC is near and dear to our hearts. We were both born there and later, as adults, became oncology patients, both of us being treated by Dr. Pierre Laneuville, an outstanding...