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Larry Paley

Larry, a retired computer software developer from Ladysmith, spent four months last year at Victoria General Hospital recovering from a heart attack and stroke. After his stroke, he could no longer swallow. Anything he attempted to eat traveled…
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Baby Ayvrie

Little Ayvrie was born prematurely at just 28 weeks. She needed immediate intensive care to nurture her tiny lungs and heart that could not work on their own. She spent the first year of her life with Dr. Amanda Barclay, Pediatric Intensivist,…
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Steve Palen

There was a time when Steve Palen thought his chronic Hepatitis C and resulting liver cancer would claim his life. It wasn’t until he was referred to Dr. Paul Sobkin in Victoria that the then-Nanaimo resident thought he stood a chance. Steve’s…
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Neil Sinclair

Neil Sinclair was one of the first to benefit from advanced catheter ablation, a new electrophysiology procedure we brought to Victoria. When electrophysiologists Drs. Rick Leather and Larry Sterns met Neil, his arrhythmia predated the technology…
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Lyndsay Green

Avid boater Lyndsay Green knows that accidents can happen when you least expect them. After a day on the ocean, Lyndsay and her husband were heading in when she jumped to the dock from the boat to tie it up as she always does. But this time,…

James Jeffery

My name is James Jeffery. My cancer story starts back in January of this year. Up until that time I’d been very healthy for pretty much my whole life. I exercised a lot, was fit and healthy, rode my bike, played tennis, went hiking. All…