The new year began with heart-crushing news. Having just started walking after a leg amputation brought on by complications of life-long type 1 diabetes, Bryan Rickey had to absorb the news that his other leg would have to be amputated. It’s an awful thought. Something most of us would rather avoid thinking about. But just imagine if it happened to you. How would you cope? Would you have the courage to fight to regain your independence?
At Providence Healthcare, we talk a lot about inspiration, hope and celebrating life. We know that recovery is greatly helped when people feel valued and understand that a fulfilling life can be lived in many different ways. In honour of World Social Work Day, we thought we’d share the following. Social worker Tammy Ciuclaru provides a perfect example of how we make that happen.
To mark International Women’s Day, it seems fitting to salute a woman being helped at Providence Healthcare, and shine a light on the women who do the helping. Providence was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph, so the care of women, by women, has always been top of mind here. It’s an approach that has imbued the hospital’s caring culture, our celebration of courage and our commitment to the dignity of all people.
When I first started working at Providence, the first question I asked, after “where are the washrooms?” was “where is the multifaith room?” as daily prayers are a central component of my faith. The answer I got back was “there isn’t one.”
On January 31st Men Advancing Philanthropy for Providence (MAPP) celebrated its first event of the year at Dublin Calling on Adelaide Street West for a high-spirited evening of games, laughter and philanthropy.
With Valentine’s Day upon us, we are remembering some of the wonderful love stories that we have witnessed at Providence Healthcare. One of our favourite stories involves Fernando Gomez and Diana Marquez.
2017 was the year of the rooster… and we can’t stop crowing about all the amazing moments that have left a lasting impression on us. Reflecting back on last year, our small team at Providence Healthcare Foundation were able to pull off many BIG things. It was our 30th anniversary this year… we had to make the year really special.
As a 31-year old mother of two young boys, Kimberly Tamar had gone through a difficult couple of months. In February of 2017, she decided to take a trip to Trinidad with some of her closest friends and family, in hopes of reconnecting with those she loved and hadn’t seen in a while. She was looking for a fresh start.
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