Staying Close to St. Joe’s
After selling their business in 2008, David E. and his wife sold their family home in Toronto and retired to Collingwood. That decision has since changed so they can stay close to their family and St. Joe’s.
“My wife has dysautonomia, which is a chronic condition that causes her to fall and blackout if she stands up too quickly,” he says. “When it first started, I’d rush her to St. Joe’s Emergency, and always felt grateful that we live close-by. I’ve since been able to help her on my own with only occasional visits to St. Joe’s.”
But last spring, things changed again. “She fell and I couldn’t revive her. I brought her to Emergency and she was admitted for three days under the watchful eye of such caring doctors and staff,” says David. “She’s getting the help she needs now, but we’re staying in the west end so we’re close to St. Joe’s.”
Caring For You Close to Home
David says St. Joe’s is the heart of this community because so many people rely on great care that’s nearby. David is so appreciative of the care his wife receives, he is always sure to make a donation at each visit—now totalling more than $15,000 since 2017. “We see the need for a new Emergency Department—the doctors and staff are excellent, but are working in a space that’s too small for the volume of patients. This is our way of saying thank you and supporting emergency care for our community.”
You can join David in supporting emergency care by making a donation today. Click here, call us a 416-530-6704 or drop by our Donations Office on the main floor of the Health Centre. You can even make a gift to honour a physician, nurse or team by naming them to the St. Joe’s Circle.