Edmonton is home to world-class, specialized medical facilities including the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute.
- A Pink Year - Treena Fenniak
Suddenly, a crushing blow hit. I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, and everything stopped.
- A Ride to Remember -
Chris is an Edmontonian, a constable with the Edmonton Police Service, and a Harley enthusiast. He is riding his bike across Canada to raise money to fight Multiple Sclerosis.
- An Active, Outspoken Community - Debbie Appleby
Not my baby! This is NOT happening to my child, was Debbie's first reaction when she found her son Kent would be severely handicapped. Kent is now 30 and thanks to the special needs community he is able to enjoy a high quality of life. Read more about Debbie's experience in our city.
- An Encounter with Kindness - Mary Pat Barry
It was Thursday, March 30th, 2006 in Edmonton. I was in the day surgery waiting room at the city’s University of Alberta Hospital with my sister, Leslie. Like many in that room it was my first encounter with cancer and I was scared.
- Coincidences - Patrice Thomas-Crate
Before my father’s illness I never understood organ donation. I went with my father for a workshop on organ donation. There were hundreds of people there who needed a transplant just like my father.
- Crossing One Bridge - Ann Henry
As I crossed the High Level Bridge today, it reminded me why Edmonton is a great place to call home. My attention was drawn first by the bright blue sky and then the valley which stretches for miles in either direction.
- Just Ordinary Citizens - Wayne Simmons
I ran to the car, and began a struggle with the man, thinking my daughter was still inside. He engaged the car and accelerated forward with me hanging on only to smash into another vehicle that had stopped to help.
- Leaving a Legacy - Shirley Zago
Ethan Zago was only 5 years old when he was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma, a rare and rapid type of cancer. After numerous tests, it was already at stage 3 and had spread to his chest, lungs, and abdomen.
- Like A Dream Come True - Rose Yoki
My baby had major health problems, which is how we ended up in Edmonton. The Stollery Children’s Hospital is the only one in Western Canada that does pediatric liver transplants.
- Moving to Edmonton? - Jay Palter
Are you thinking of moving to Edmonton? If you are, I’m your man. I’m just a lifelong Torontonian who moved to Edmonton with my family last year. So I understand a lot of the questions and concerns you may have - the doubts and the fears.
- My New Life - Lisa Holmes
My Edmonton story began on my day one—February 22, 1980.
- Stories From The Bench - Gord Sheppard
The guys took care of my car and took me to the hospital and took care of that stretch of things. They’d been debating which hospital was the best to go to while I was still on the ice. There was a familiarity to it.
- Opportunities - Cinnamin Landhaüsser
People come to us when their kids swallow quarters.
- Oscar the Clinic Cat - Jag Tuli
When we just opened the clinic, this girl brought in a kitten with a broken hip. She had no money, so she signed the euthanasia form and then we talked about it.
- Transforming Health Care - Jim Swaffield
Alberta was in a transition time, and still is in terms of health care in my opinion. I think we’re leaders at looking at different models and different ways of doing things.
- You Have To Explore - Gabor Gyenes
When I was offered a job at the University of Alberta Hospital I had no idea what to think of Edmonton. I just looked at the map and I saw where it was.
- Edmonton: City of Discovery - Erin Despas
When I do go into Edmonton though, with my mother as I don't drive, I am forever being amazed at something new that I find.