West Park patients are our partners in care. They inspire us with their resilience, strength, and determination. Their achievements make us proud. Your gifts help them get their lives back.
Rashmi Sanjay admits that it took her a while to "wrap her head around" what was happening to her. Early in 2017, the 40-year-old mother of two was diagnosed with a rare tumour on her spinal cord that threatened ...
"I was admitted to West Park where things got good for me," Jamoi Anderson says, recalling a bright spot in a very dark year. In 2009 a severe viral infection had put the athletic 24-year-old in hospital and ...
Kim Verwaayen suffered from coughing fits so severe they often left her incapacitated. For the Women’s Studies professor, teaching, even socializing, seemed impossible. She was always tired and her illness caused her great anxiety...
Vince Della Pia
For Vince Della Pia, West Park is truly a special place because it turned what could have been a life-altering experience into a positive one. Vince had to have his left leg amputated below the knee and when he came to West Park, he was immediately impressed.
Sarah Calvert, a double amputee, shares her experience managing her virtual elementary school from her West Park Healthcare Centre patient room during her 2020 amputee rehabilitation.
When Lalita Patel suffered a stroke in 2018, the event planner came to West Park for outpatient rehabilitation. “I could have gone to another facility, but I really wanted my rehab to be at West Park,” she says.
When physiotherapist Melissa Duck was 11 years old, her mother Susan came to West Park for neurological rehabilitation. Susan had surgery to remove a brain tumour in the spring of 2004...
When Joycey Romeo was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects soft tissue, her doctors told her she she would need to have her entire right leg amputated, right up to her hip....
Jan Hughes spent her career working in architectural and landscape design. So when she came to West Park's Day Hospital to gain strength ahead of surgery to treat lung cancer, she appreciated the hospital's ...
Louise Wegg believes she was lucky to have come to West Park after years of battling severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In 2013, the then-Captain of the Canadian Army Reserves was ...
For Therese Estacion, coaching the West Park team in the Tournament of Stars celebrity basketball event was an important milestone in her journey back after a devastating illness cost her both legs ...
In September 2013, machinist Patrick Doyle was crushed by a 10-tonne piece of equipment. He wasn't expected to make it through the first night after the accident. When he did, doctors gave him 10 ...
"It was kind of difficult. At times, it was frustrating because I wanted to do things but just couldn't." That's Arnold Ramroop, calmly talking about his experience of recovering from a subarachnoid brain hemorrhage ...
Tim Casarin is a firefighter. Not "was" or "used to be." Casarin is working at the career he loves, thanks to West Park. In April 2014 Casarin was caught in an explosion that almost cost him his life. He spent ...