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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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Meet Julie!

Meet Julie!

Posted Aug 1st, 2021 in News

Cancer Survivor & Rankin Family Cancer Rehab Program Graduate

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An Eye for Technology

An Eye for Technology

Posted Jul 21st, 2021 in News

Thanks to a generous grant received from the David S. Howes Fund at the Niagara Community Foundation, Hotel Dieu Shaver now has new state-of-the-art assessment tools for clients of the Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) Clinic.

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The Healing Power of Gardening at Hotel Dieu Shaver

The Healing Power of Gardening at Hotel Dieu Shaver

Posted Jul 12th, 2021 in News

Thanks to the generous donation of annual plants from Seaway Gardens, patients at Hotel Dieu Shaver were able to show off their green thumbs by planting dozens of beautiful flowers in the Healing Garden. 

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Special Donation from Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command

Special Donation from Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command

Posted May 28th, 2021 in News

Thank you Royal Canadian Legion Ontario Command and Ladies’ Auxiliary.

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HDS Foundation Welcomes Newest Board Member, Steve Katzman

HDS Foundation Welcomes Newest Board Member, Steve Katzman

Posted May 3rd, 2021 in News

Join us as we welcome Steve to the HDS Foundation team.

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WMKL # Crunchers Make Generous Gift To HDS Foundation!

WMKL # Crunchers Make Generous Gift To HDS Foundation!

Posted Mar 12th, 2021 in News

#CelebrityIceCup

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