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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.

A pivotal moment transformed Jeannette’s life

A frightening car crash that caused life-threatening injuries altered Jeannette Cheng’s life forever. Touched by the compassionate care she received at The Ottawa Hospital, she’s giving back in a significant way.

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.

Nina Kautuq (centre) and six-year-old son Jutanie, . Carolyn Roberts (left), and Kerri-Lynn Whyte (right)
Nunavut mom met nurses who held her dying daughter’s hand

Nina Kautuq’s body is still healing from the 2015 tent fire that claimed the lives of her husband and three of her four children. But her emotional healing finally began in February, when she met the nurses and doctor who cared for her dying children.

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.

Ashley Ruelland
When Ashley Ruelland met her ‘instant’

Ashley Ruelland was driving to a bachelorette party in Mont Tremblant in 2015 when another car crossed the centre line and hit her head on. Her road to recovery included nine months in The Ottawa Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit, Trauma Unit and Rehabilitation Centre, and continues to this day.

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