Our donors are some of the most generous people in the world. They understand deeply the value and impact West Park has on our community and what it takes to give people their life back. Take a moment to meet a few of them.
Troop Family Gift
Two years into being on West Park’s Foundation board, Ian Troop’s connection to the hospital became personal when, in 2017, his brother Alex was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident.
Weishuhn Family Gift
In 2006, David Weishuhn developed Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the body's immune system attacks the myelin cover of the nerves, causing weakness and potentially paralysis.
Kayleigh Shannon dreamed of working in prosthesis design and development, a career path she hoped would one day lead to a job at West Park's Prosthetic and Orthotic Service. But she died suddenly in her sleep at age 19.
Gordon Wilson's generous gift to name the Audrey Wilson Therapy Trail will benefit future patients and their families by connecting them with the healing and life-giving benefits of nature.
It was young love, and it lasted. Bob and Pat Martin were married for 52 years when he died in 2011. Now Pat is remembering her wonderful life partner with a gift to name the café in West Park's new hospital.
Devinder Basra left her home in Etobicoke one morning to go to temple. As she walked along the sidewalk, a car careened off the road and struck her.
"I got here on a Monday, and by Tuesday, I'd made up my mind that I was going to donate," Susanna Jouwstra says when asked about her rehabilitation experience at West Park.
Kathleen Wilkinson's family supported West Park for many years, and she has chosen to make a bequest in her will to the hospital. "Rehabilitation is a gift," she says.