Meet Grateful Patients

Mindy Williamson


When Mindy Williamson was first diagnosed with uterine fibroids more than 20 years ago, she had no idea what they were or the toll they would take on her life.

 

“It has made my life so much better."
-- Mindy Williamson

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Paul Griffiths

Paul Griffiths was told that his coronary arteries were 90 per cent blocked, and that he was a walking time bomb for a heart attack – and it was his LHSC colleagues who saved his life.

Can you imagine depending on your co-workers to save your life? This is exactly what happened to operating room nurse Paul Griffiths.

Paul, who accepted his first job at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in 1975 and even met his wife Donna there, was an RN in his 50s when he started getting sick to his stomach each morning. This came as a surprise, since Paul seemed to be in good health…

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Tammy Ross

Coming to terms with breast cancer was just the first step for Tammy Ross and her husband, as Tammy still had to tell her children, including her eldest daughter, 11-year-old Gabrielle.

In early September, Tammy Ross - a mother of four from London - was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma, the most common form of breast cancer. Coming to terms with the diagnosis herself and with her husband was only the first step, as Tammy still had to tell her children, including her eldest daughter, 11-year-old Gabrielle.

"We explained to Gabby that mommy has breast cancer and will…

Kathy Poirier

Kathy Poirier learned very quickly that there are people in life who will catch you when you fall. One moment she was living her normal life in Dresden, Ontario, working and spending time with her family; the next, at age 43, she was diagnosed with a rare form of head and neck cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma.

There are treatments to slow the progression of this cancer, but there is no cure.

Love and support came from many different places – from her mom, husband, kids and close friends and from new friends she made online. Kathy was already at stage IV and there was…

Rhonda Scholtz

It’s hard to imagine that getting hit by a truck could be good for your health, but this is exactly what happened to Rhonda Scholtz. A cycling accident in her hometown of Goderich sent her to the local hospital, which led to a surprising discovery - her blood pressure was extremely high, especially for someone as fit and active as this 43-year-old mother of two...

It’s hard to imagine that getting hit by a truck could be good for your health, but this is exactly what happened to Rhonda Scholtz.

A cycling accident in her hometown of Goderich sent her to the local hospital,…