We All Have A Story

Many of our donors are also patients or family members. Many patients naturally become donors. Most often because they have been touched by some of the amazing people who work at the Lakeshore General Hospital and care for them.  Patients, family, donors and staff, together they make our community hospital so special. These are their stories.

Lakeshore Story - Marc-Antoine Kamel

Marc-Antoine’s mother was a patient in the ICU at Lakeshore General Hospital. He shares his story, and talks about the compassionate staff he and his family encountered during her stay.

Lakeshore Story - Bob McEwen

Bob McEwen suffered a cardiac arrest and was rushed to Lakeshore General Hospital. He shared his story with us.

Lakeshore Story - Stephanie Alexandre

Stephanie Alexandre is a Respiratory Therapist at the Lakeshore General Hospital. She discusses what she loves about working here.

Lakeshore Story - Dr. Fadi Aris

Dr. Fadi Aris is an Intervention Radiologist here at the Lakeshore General Hospital, and the Chief of Medical Imaging for the Montreal West Island IUHSSC.

Lakeshore Story - Beverly & Sidney

Sidney Rath recently had knee replacement surgery at the Lakeshore. He and his wife Beverly kindly shared their story.

Lakeshore Story - Heroes in the Kitchen

Just as babies don’t come from storks, meals don’t fall from the sky either. Let’s discover these heroes who work hard to feed hundreds of patients! To do so, we will follow the journey of a meal coupon to find out how the meals are prepared and especially who partakes in the preparation of the food, the trays and their distribution!

Lakeshore Story - Laurent Crevier

On April 6, 2021, Laurent Crevier came to the Lakeshore Oncology Department to have his 26th chemotherapy treatment. It was also Oncology Nursing Day and Mr. Crevier kindly accepted to take the time to pay tribute to the staff of the Lakeshore Oncology Department. This is Laurent’s story.
Mrs Sally Okker

Lakeshore Story - Mrs. Sally Okker

Mrs. Okker recounts her husband's experience at the Lakeshore General Hospital during COVID-19, when visitors were not allowed. Watch the video.
Photo of Gwen

Lakeshore Story - Gwen

Going to the Oncology Clinic felt like a tea party! My name is Gwen and I have been very healthy all my life. I had never set foot in hospital for 65 years! In 2019, I felt some abnormal symptoms, so I went to the Lakeshore General Hospital. Shortly after, I was diagnosed with cancer.
Nurse Melanie Lajeunesse-Duran

Lakeshore Story - Melanie Lajeunesse-Duran

My name is Melanie and I have been working at Lakeshore General Hospital for 15 years. I have always wanted to work in healthcare and started as an orderly at the age of 19.
Mr Mistry receiving hemodialysis treatment

Lakeshore Story - Indrajit Mistry

My name is Indrajit Mistry and I am 75 years old. I have many health problems, including kidney failure and diabetes. Between 2013 and 2016, I was hospitalized 42 times! The Lakeshore General Hospital has always been there for me, and has even saved my life.