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Congratulations Kathy & Garry!

Congratulations Kathy & Garry!

Posted Jun 16th, 2022 in News

To honour the wonderful care Garry and Kathy's father received at HDS, Kathy Milligan and Garry Coles requested donations to HDS Foundation in lieu of gifts for their wedding.

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Hotel Dieu Shaver Thanks the Steve Ludzik Foundation for Its Support over the Years

Hotel Dieu Shaver Thanks the Steve Ludzik Foundation for Its Support over the Years

Posted Jun 16th, 2022 in News

Fully funded by the Steve Ludzik Foundation and generous donations from the community, this unique and one of a kind program was launched at HDS and has been meeting the unmet needs of the Parkinson’s community for the last nine years. In a recent letter to HDS, the Steve Ludzik Foundation has indicated that they will no longer be funding the Parkinson’s Rehab Program at the hospital.

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Giving Voice with New Technology

Giving Voice with New Technology

Posted Jun 8th, 2022 in News

It is vital that our Speech Language Pathology team at Hotel Dieu Shaver (HDS) have the tools they need to restore health, rebuild lives and renew hope for every patient that comes through the program. When the request for a new Visi-Pitch System – at a cost of $21,000 – came, HDS Foundation turned to a group who strives to make a difference in the communities in which they live – the Rotary Club of St. Catharines.

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Remembering Bob Bell

Remembering Bob Bell

Posted May 27th, 2022 in Events

It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of Bob Bell, dedicated retiree of Hotel Dieu Shaver Foundation and supportive friend of our hospital.

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Jack Sinke - Driving Forced behind the Battery-Recycling Fundraiser for HDS Foundation

Jack Sinke - Driving Forced behind the Battery-Recycling Fundraiser for HDS Foundation

Posted Apr 20th, 2022 in News

Jack, who recovered from a stroke at Hotel Dieu Shaver in 2009, was so impressed by the compassion and care he received, started planning a fundraiser from his hospital bed.

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I'm Sherry Carson, and I have a voice

I'm Sherry Carson, and I have a voice

Posted Apr 1st, 2022 in News

“What HDS prepared me for was using my most powerful muscle in my whole body, and that is my mind,” she says. “I don’t think I would have been so brave and independent had I not had the HDS team telling me all the things I was capable of instead of focusing on what I couldn’t do.”

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For Gaetano Girardi - his guardian angel helped save his life!

For Gaetano Girardi - his guardian angel helped save his life!

Posted Nov 23rd, 2021 in News

Gaetano doesn’t remember anything after falling asleep, or the eight weeks he spent in a coma in the hospital. As his coma progressed, his lungs collapsed and Gaetano’s right side became paralyzed. On a respirator and feeding tubes, doctors told the family on four different occasions that Gaetano would not recover. “The ICU doctor told my family that there was little hope,” Gaetano says. But his family, guided by daughters Natalie and Stephanie, refused to give up knowing their father and...

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Dream realized for former HDS patient

Dream realized for former HDS patient

Posted Sep 30th, 2021 in News

Her goal is to run in the Boston Marathon, eventually. “It doesn’t matter how long it takes, don’t let the dream go. I look at it like this recovery is my training for Boston.”

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HDS's post-Covid Rehabilitation Program - Avi's Story

HDS's post-Covid Rehabilitation Program - Avi's Story

Posted Sep 2nd, 2021 in News

After having her life turned completely upside down because of Covid 19, Avi remains positive. “Everything has brought me to this experience. I plan to help as many people as possible.”

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Chuck’s Challenge Exceeds the Goal

Chuck’s Challenge Exceeds the Goal

Posted Aug 4th, 2021 in News

Chuck Page wanted to do something special to honour his 100th birthday. In 2020, he set a goal to walk 100 laps around his housing complex. Instead of gifts, he asked family and friends to donate to Hotel Dieu Shaver hospital. 

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Rebuilding Lives, Renewing Hope

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Foundation raises and manages funds for patient-care equipment, education, specialty programs, and improvements to treatment areas to support exemplary patient care at Hotel Dieu Shaver, Niagara’s Only rehabilitation and complex care hospital.

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