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 Brandreth-Carbin

Beverley Brandreth-Carbin

For Beverley Brandreth-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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Craig Brown

Craig Brown

Craig Brown found himself in and out of the hospital from October until January. "I thought I was having a heart attack because I was so twisted up with my anxiety, and I thought maybe my medication wasn't working," says Craig.

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Danielle Murphy

Danielle Murphy

Joseph Brant Hospital is a special place for the Murphy family, with Danielle having received excellent care during her pregnancies, and they want to give back to the hospital and the Maternal Child Unit.

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Doris and Charles Sinclair

Doris and Charles Sinclair

In 2019, Doris Sinclair and her husband Charles were spending winter at their Florida home when she started to experience difficulty walking and found herself short of breath. After a visit to the doctor, she was diagnosed with heart failure.

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Jamielynne Smith

Jamielynne Smith

Jamielynne is a mother of three and a Burlington resident for 30 years.  For over 10 years, Jamielynne has volunteered her time with Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation and has been a part of various event committees for the Foundation.

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Susan Busby

Susan Busby

Susan Busby has always had a passion for community, and specifically health and education.

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Oran Johnson

Oran Johnson

Burlington has given Oran Johnson so much: a career, friends, amazing neighbours, financial stability and a true source of connection and pride. So for him, volunteering as a way to give something back was a must.

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Linda Draddy

Linda Draddy

“I could not have received better treatment than I did at Jo Brant,” says Linda. “If it wasn’t for the care I received there in those early days, I would not be here today.”

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Jason Antwi-Boasiako

Jason Antwi-Boasiako

Over his 10 years as a Registered Practical Nurse on Joseph Brant Hospital’s inpatient Mental Health Unit, Jason Antwi-Boasiako has supported many patients on their individual journey. But for him, one in particular stands out.

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Dr. Alim Nagji

Dr. Alim Nagji

“Emergency Medicine is life or death sometimes.”  Dr. Nagji has worked as an Emergency Doctor at Joseph Brant Hospital for the past five years.

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Sarah Greer

Sarah Greer

Sarah Greer has been a Registered Nurse in the Labour and Delivery Unit at Joseph Brant Hospital for over two and half years. She has had the opportunity to care for moms and their families during labour. 

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Dr. Jeane Viljoen

Dr. Jeane Viljoen

Dr. Jeane Viljoen is the Inpatient Physician Lead for Joseph Brant Hospital’s Mental Health and Addictions Program. She works with a multidisciplinary team to help patients struggling with mental health in their recovery. 

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Melissa Peters

Melissa Peters

Over her 20 years as a Labour and Delivery nurse at Joseph Brant Hospital, Melissa Peters has been there for many of life’s most incredible moments.

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Jessy Samuel

Jessy Samuel

For Jessy Samuel, Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Pharmacy, Laboratory Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging at Joseph Brant Hospital, the Halton Region COVID-19 vaccine clinic is one of her proudest accomplishments.

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Sasha Menezes

Sasha Menezes

For Sasha Menezes, the Mental Health & Addictions program at Joseph Brant Hospital has been a life-saver.

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Deb Swire

Deb Swire

Deb Swire has a long relationship with Joseph Brant Hospital, back to her days volunteering at the JBH coffee shop.

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Rusiri Herath

Rusiri Herath

For the past four years, Rusiri Herath has been working in the inpatient Mental Health Unit at Joseph Brant Hospital.  In her current role as Charge Nurse, she recognizes the importance of being a resource for her colleagues.

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Rose Ryan

Rose Ryan

“When I was 28, something happened to me that not only scared me but changed my life,” says Rose Ryan.  “I was diagnosed with cancer.”

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Christina and Ann

Christina and Ann

For sisters Christina Koli and Ann Legere, family and art are two of life’s treasures, and with their fashion accessory company Art Of Accessory (AOA), they have been able to combine the two.

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Jason Tieu

Jason Tieu

Jason Tieu is a Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) at Joseph Brant Hospital for just over three years.

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John Dewsnap

John Dewsnap

John Dewsnap has worked as a Charge Nurse in the Inpatient Mental Health Unit for Joseph Brant Hospital for 20 years.  As the Charge Nurse, John oversees patient flow, supervises nursing staff and monitors the needs of the staff and patients.

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Lindsay Myke

Lindsay Myke

When Lindsay Myke woke up the morning of her wedding, she had no idea if her dad was going to be able to walk her down the aisle.

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