Toronto Rehab changes Lives
Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 2:49 pm
Toronto Rehab is a member of the UHN family, and is Canada’s largest academic health sciences centre dedicated to adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care. Over the years, they have found new treatments and solutions for brain injury, stroke, cardiovascular disease, spinal cord injury and Alzheimer’s disease. Bottom line: they do amazing work. The stories shared by their patients are a strong testament to that.
Joanne Smith’s spinal cord injury (SCI) at 19 left her paralyzed, but it has not held her back in the least. In fact, she has led an extraordinary life. This might not have been the case had she not undertaken rehabilitation at Toronto Rehab.Joanne’s story.
Tom Wilcox was doing what he loved when he was injured on the job. He was rushed to Toronto Western Hospital for emergency brain surgery. He was later transferred to Toronto Rehab’s Brain Injury Unit where the team got him back on his feet. Tom’s story.
Kristen Cameron, an active 25-year-old hockey player and coach, was struck from behind and thrown nearly 50 feet by an impaired driver while out for a bike ride. After two weeks of critical care, Kristen was referred to Toronto Rehab’s world-renowned Lyndhurst Centre to treat her C5 complete quadriplegia, with paralysis from the neck down. Kristen’s story.
If you’re looking to support an amazing organization that changes lives, UHN’s Toronto Rehab Foundation is a good choice.