Patient Stories

Together, our community cared for Ed Herold

Ed Herold is a retired professor who spent more than thirty years teaching at the University of Guelph in Family Relations and Applied Nutrition. He finished work in 2005 and has enjoyed many years of adventurous travel and cruising with his wife, Yvette. On a cruise late in 2019, Ed began to feel weak and…

Jen MacLeod

Together, our community cared for Jen MacLeod

When she turned 50 in 2019, Jen knew she was due for a mammogram but put it off until she had time during the winter school break. Just after the New Year, she finally went to GGH’s Diagnostic Imaging Department for her first scan. Driving home from the Hospital, Jen got a call asking her to come back

Alan Berry

Together, our community cared for Alan Berry

At the beginning of April 2021, Alan Berry tested positive for the U.K. COVID-19 variant. He was 49 years old and had no pre-existing health conditions, so he decided to just muscle it out at home. But his symptoms kept getting worse.

Together, our community cared for Carolyn Heffernan

Carolyn Heffernan is a nurse, through and through. She graduated from St. Mary’s in Kitchener in 1969 and, from that day on, pursued her career at St. Joseph’s Hospital and then Guelph General Hospital, through many different and exciting roles. She retired in 2011 but kept her hand in with casual nursing shifts until 2017.…

Together, our community cared for Angie Hunt

Angie Hunt has been a very active parishioner at her church since 2004 — a strong supporter and member of its Stewardship and Fundraising Committees. Pre-pandemic, when a lot of construction work was being completed at the church, Angie was on-site visiting the office in a construction trailer.  She was looking forward to a pilgrimage…

Together, our community cared for Axel, Oscar and their parents Ariana and Mike Christie

Oscar and Axel are fraternal twins, growing fast and keeping their parents very busy.  And even though they are busy, parents Ariana and Mike Christie are breathing easier now that the boys are home. The twins were born premature at 34 weeks and stayed in the Hospital’s Special Care Nursery (SCN) for the whole first…