Stories

At the JGH Foundation, our stories are your stories.

From the points of view of grateful patients and community partners to our hospital heroes and generous donors, see how profoundly lives are impacted here at the Hospital—thanks to your support.

Marvin Carsley’s Miraculous Journey to the JGH

In September 2016, Marvin Carsley was shaving when he felt a lump on the side of his throat. He asked his wife, Philippa, to have a look. When they went to a doctor the next day, their fears were confirmed: a bi…

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Donors fund equipment that lowers recalls at the JGH’s CRID

“Because of this equipment, we as radiologists are able to see different types of cancers that we would just not have been able to see had it not been for the equipment.” — Dr. Federico Discepola, Interim Chief,…

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IN HONOUR OF AN EXCEPTIONAL VOLUNTEER, SHEILA KUSSNER

In June 2022, we inaugurated a beautiful recognition installation at the JGH in honour of an exceptional volunteer, Sheila Kussner. We are pleased to acknowledge her awe-inspiring contribution to the field of cancer…

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A second chance: Rebecca’s Story

I was 43 years old and five months pregnant when I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. I was terrified. The doctors now faced the challenge of saving two lives: my life and the life of my unborn child. My te…

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RICKY BLACK & SOPHIE MARQUIS: A TRANSFORMATIVE GIFT TO A LITTLE-KNOWN CAUSE

In 2021, Ricky Black and his partner, Sophie Marquis, chose to make a generous gift to the JGH. The gift reflects their desire and means to contribute more to their community, and especially the hospital that has …

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ALAN & ROULA ROSSY: A PASSION FOR GIVING

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” - Minor Meyers Jr. Devoted Montreal philanthropists Alan and Roula Rossy are on a mission to make a difference. Through th…

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Richard Schanck gives his two cents’ worth

“I've often been to the Jewish General Hospital,” said Richard Schanck in an interview with his wife, Harriet. “Every time I walked in, I've seen this fundraising incubator where people leave their spare change.…

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FOND FAREWELL

“Working at the hospital, it's an honour. That's what I feel. I feel really proud.” - Larry Sidel, Executive Vice-President of the JGH Foundation  On December 31, 2021, the JGH’s beloved La…

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Focus on Oncology

Renowned oncologist and Director, Dr. Gerald Batist, shares his unique perspective on the JGH’s Segal Cancer Centre, and how this state-of-the-art facility and incomparable interdisciplinary team are leading the way t…

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Focus on Community Partner Events

Dr. Tsafrir Vanounou and patients highlight the importance of partnership in the fight against cancer, and how the act of rallying your community through local events can make a significant difference in the lives of pa…

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