Thank you for making a patient smile this holiday season

For many people, the holiday season is their favourite time of the year. Surrounded by the warmth of family and friends, it is a time to relax and create cherished memories.

But for many patients at the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), this is not possible.

The holiday season can be a particularly difficult time for bedridden patients, knowing they are missing out on precious moments with their loved ones. Our Foundation team has seen firsthand how lonely this time of year can be for many of our patients, and how a kind word, or a simple gesture can make a difference for their morale.

Which is why, this year, we asked supporters of the MUHC Foundation to help bring some holiday cheer to these patients.

We created a special greeting card (pictured below) that we hand delivered to patients on behalf of people who made a donation to our Foundation.  Hundreds of cards were delivered, and this compassionate gesture showed these patients that they were not alone and that there are people who care.

While this initiative is over, you can still make a difference in the lives of patients by clicking this link to make a donation.