the ultimate patients
Phyllis Mensah remembers feeling like someone shook her awake. The wife and mother of three was in a deep sleep just after 1 a.m. last July when she suddenly sat bolt upright. “I noticed my phone was off and I had missed calls,” she says. The calls were from her...
Drawing is both an escape from the world and a way to connect to it,” says Lindsay Thompson. “It connects me to the world outside my mind and at the same time access my inner thoughts.” For Lindsay Thompson, art has become her therapy — her happy place — as she...
Tricia’s anxiety disorder was treated at the Shaw Clinic, Child and Family Service, Mental Health Program at Mackenzie Health.
Sabrina Cannella’s health care journey began several years ago when she was diagnosed with several rare, complex auto-immune conditions.
Hasnain Mawji volunteers on the Mackenzie Health Stroke Unit helping fellow stroke survivors to overcome their fears and challenges as he did.
Throughout her emotionally difficult experience with breast cancer, Mary Granicolo says her care at Mackenzie Health was nothing short of “an amazing experience.”
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy at three, Adriana has faced countless medical challenges in her 33 years. Her mother calls her a fighter and everyone who meets her is inspired by her.
He spent four weeks on life support, six weeks in the Intensive Care Unit and few more as a rehabilitation inpatient at Mackenzie Richmond Hill.
He could not walk, was numb on his left side and had difficulty swallowing after his stroke in 2016. But as he begun walking again, the nurses took to calling him ‘Miracle Boy’.