Stories

We’re talking to researchers, health care workers, and people like you to find out more about how research works in Canada and why it’s so important. Watch some of their stories below or sign up for our newsletter to learn more about how you can help shape Canada’s medical future.

Deborah’s Story

Heart Failure affects millions of people. This condition is life changing and affects both the quality and quantity of life. Its impact can have a profound effect on individual choices about what medications and treatments to take and how best to prepare for the future. Not only does heart failure affect those who have it […]

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Clarice’s Story

For almost 20 years, Clarice Chrisp has been living with Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC), a rare autoimmune liver condition. Her constant lack of energy and unexplained fatigue have affected her life significantly, but she has remained engaged and active in seeking to further the science behind the disease. This desire to be involved led to […]

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Rosalyn’s Story

When Colin Abernethy was told that his daughter Rosalyn had Fragile X, it was a relief. From an early age Rosalyn experienced difficulties in reaching certain development milestones, and with this diagnosis, it opened the door to finding some solutions for her. Since then, the Abernathys have been highly involved in Canadian and American Fragile […]

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Donnie’s Story

Cancer is a disease that affects millions of people world wide. When Donato Bernardo was told that he had cancer, he knew he wasn’t going to stop at anything to fight it. He began a 5 year battle that would see him undergoing every known treatment in the system. Despite experiencing some mild success at […]

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Dr. Archambault

Dr. Patrick Archambault sees his work as the perfect marriage between Science and the Humanities. Investigating neuro-cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s Disease, his work has led him to collaborate with patient partners in what he calls his Living Laboratory. The real life experiences of people like Marie Laflamme, Michel Cantin, and many others whose lives have […]

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Pauls’s Story: M. Chimaera Trial

When Paul Johnson went in for his heart surgery in 2015, he knew there were risked involved, but he never could have predicted what came next. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, Paul had been exposed to a bacteria called M. chimaera, and it would slowly begin to spread throughout his body. The contamination was […]

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Kayla’s Story

Being born with congenital heart disease, Kayla Shaw Rosa has been involved in health research from day one. Working with patients like Kayla helps Dr. Payhem Dehgani not only treat her better, but learn more about this rare condition and how it affects often under-represented members of the health care system. “They can’t learn more […]

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