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Susan and Ron Wulf sit on a couch playing cards
Stroke, brain tumour, awake brain surgery: nothing stops Ron Wulf

A quiet night in for linguist Ron Wulf was the beginning of a long health journey that included a stroke, a brain tumour and awake brain surgery. He credits the staff at The Ottawa Hospital and his love for language for helping him recover and is sharing his experience with the medical community.

Compassionate care awaited the Westboro bus crash patients
Compassionate care awaited the Westboro bus crash patients

Marcie Stevens was one of 13 severely-injured patients rushed to The Ottawa Hospital Trauma Centre on Jan. 11, 2019. As her recovery continues, she’s grateful for the exceptional care she has received.

YIMC main Mike Trauner handcycle
Injured soldier becomes world-class athlete

An improvised explosive device changed soldier Mike Trauner’s life forever. Thanks to The Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre, Mike continues to discover what he’s really made of.

Erin Murphy, Volunteer
From car collision to Outstanding Volunteer: patient travels long road

Winners never quit – rather, they find ways to adjust to a new lifestyle, to a new normal. Erin Murphy, who won The Ottawa Hospital’s Excellence Award for Outstanding Volunteer this year, has done just that since a collision left him with catastrophic injuries.

Speech language pathologist Karen Mallet (left) and Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi (right) show Michael Fairhead, a stroke patient, how to use the tablet with RecoverNow on it.
Clinical trials help stroke recovery

Two innovative clinical trials led by Stroke Neurologist Dr. Dar Dowlatshahi intend to help stroke patients recover: one will use technology, the other stem cells.

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Recreation therapists help patients adjust to everyday life

What’s it like going to an Ottawa Senators game in a wheelchair? How accessible is the restaurant where you are meeting your friends? How do you get there? What’s ParaTranspo? Find out how Recreational Therapists Cindy Des Lauriers and Caryn Johnston make a difference for our patients.

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