Anyone who has heard those three life changing words "you have cancer" knows that what comes next is a whirlwind of emotions; confusion, fear and denial. I thought about my son, Philippe, my spouse, Jacques, my family and friends. I was only 56 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and nothing could have prepared me for what would come next.
Following my doctors' orders, I immediately started treatment, which included surgery and chemotherapy. Within ten days, I had lost my hair, my eyelashes and eyebrows. I had never felt so sick, and at times, it was hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
But I survived.
I'm sure this isn't the first time you've heard a story like this. So my message to each of you receiving this letter is simple: I'm alive today thanks to donors like you, who invest in the JGHF and help bring medical breakthroughs to patients here in Quebec.
Thanks to donors like you, who give each year, patients like me have a second chance at life.
In the scariest moments of your life, there is something calming about knowing you're in the hands of the very best medical professionals – and that's the team at the Jewish General Hospital.
For the past 85 years, the hospital has been at the forefront of inspiring medical breakthroughs, and cutting edge treatment for patients here in Quebec, and around the world. Today, thanks to research, treatment options are safer, more effective and more personalized than ever before, and the Jewish General Hospital is leading the way.
The Foundation, in its 50 th anniversary, supports the hospital hand-in-hand, just as the doctors supported me, and just as I hope to support future patients.
I have that power and so do you.
Please, donate today.
This year, I was healthy enough to participate in the Enbridge TM Ride to Conquer Cancer. I biked 200 km alongside hundreds of other patients, survivors and supporters to raise funds for cancer research and to help patients like me, have access to the best possible care.
Together, we have the power to work wonders!
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monthly donor. By making a monthly gift, you can help the Foundation save costs and ensure consistent support for the hospital's greatest priorities and most urgent needs.