Our Stories

The Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation is proud to be the charity of choice for donors, volunteers and grateful patients looking to recognize the outstanding care they received at our Hospital. These stories are a testament to donor dollars at work and to the efforts of committed staff, physicians and volunteers who make it all possible. We hope they will serve as an inspiration.

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Adam and Christine Doering

Adam and Christine Doering

Like many families, Adam and Christine Doering have had their share of experiences at their local community Hospital.

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Alexandra Todd

Alexandra Todd

Joseph Brant Hospital has been a part of one-third of Alexandra Todd’s life...

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Alf Petersen

Alf Petersen

As a former paramedic, Alf Peterson knew something was wrong in January 2014.

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Aileen, Rick and Hugo Barreto

Aileen, Rick and Hugo Barreto

For the Barreto family, having quality healthcare close to home has led to their volunteering with the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

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Jim Suske and Bev Livingston

Jim Suske and Bev Livingston

In the end, Jim and Bev believe that supporting the Hospital is an investment in their own future.

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Rachel Alvarenga

Rachel Alvarenga

Rachel Alvarenga sees healthcare as essential for quality of life, and volunteering with the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation.

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An Evening of Song

An Evening of Song

For Dr. Brendan Chiu, supporting the Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation was a way to give back to the community which has supported him for so long.

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Betty Anne Millar

Betty Anne Millar

Joseph Brant Hospital has been a part of Betty Anne Millar's life for over 40 years.

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Bob Basadur

Bob Basadur

As a Burlington resident, Bob had a "strong sense of wanting to get more involved in the Community from a volunteer standpoint” and joined the Joseph Brant Hospital Board of Directors.

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Kimberly Westenberg

Kimberly Westenberg

For Kimberly Westenberg, volunteering with the Foundation goes back a long way.

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Ralph and Susan Sgro

Ralph and Susan Sgro

Each McHappy Day, Ralph and Susan Sgro donate the proceeds raised in their Burlington and Waterdown McDonald's locations to Joseph Brant Hospital's Maternal & Child Program.

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Thane Munn

Thane Munn

When Thane Munn was diagnosed with cancer, his approach was pragmatic and no-nonsense.

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Beverley Carbin

Beverley Carbin

For Beverley Carbin, Joseph Brant Hospital will always hold a special place in her heart.

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George Stroe

George Stroe

"The reality is that I would have died for sure the doctors around me didn't do all they could to save me."

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Grace Cheung

Grace Cheung

As Grace Cheung sat in her living room, nauseous and lightheaded, she felt helpless and called her friend to help her. With a family history of cerebral hemorrhages, she was nervous.

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Luis Vargas

Luis Vargas

When Luis Vargas came down with a cold in late November, he had no idea how serious his condition was going to become.

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Rory and Aileen

Rory and Aileen

When seven-year-old Aileen found herself feeling uncertain during the COVID-19 pandemic and missing her friends, she found a way to take her mind off things.

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Susan Gilbert

Susan Gilbert

When Susan Gilbert's father broke his leg and was dealing with spinal stenosis, he was admitted to Joseph Brant Hospital.

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