Inspired by Healthcare Workers, Starlight Casino Supports Mental Health

New Westminster, B.C. – {July 4, 2022} – For over 15 years, Starlight Casino (a property of Gateway Casinos & Entertainment […]

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The Surprisingly Strategic Asset Smart Donors Use to Give

The Surprisingly Strategic Asset Smart Donors Use to Give Donating a life insurance policy can be an easy way to […]

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How to Give a Charitable Gift as a Percentage of Your Will

We often talk to donors who want to make a big impact on patient care at Royal Columbian, but aren’t […]

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A Lasting Impact: Darby’s Story

Darby Hamilton was minutes from death when she arrived at Royal Columbian. But she survived, thanks to equipment purchased with the assistance of legacy donors, who continue to have a big impact on patient care today through gifts in their Will.

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A Lasting Impact: Kulwant’s Story

Kulwant Samra caught COVID in June 2020. As an ambulance arrived, he collapsed in front of his home and woke up 8 weeks later in the ICU. Kulwant’s serious COVID case was treated with the help of equipment purchased with the assistance of legacy donors, who continue to have a big impact on patient care today through gifts in their Will.

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A Lasting Impact: Ken’s Story

When Ken Carrusca collapsed on the ice in Burnaby in early 2018, it quickly became a matter of life or death. His life-threatening condition was diagnosed with the help of equipment purchased with the assistance of legacy donors, who continue to have a big impact on patient care today through gifts in their Will.

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Meet Catherine

I wasn’t familiar with Royal Columbian Hospital until my husband Trevor and I arrived there for the birth of our son on a January night in 2012. Like most parents, we expected a routine delivery.

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Charles’s Legacy

Those who knew him say Charles Evans was frugal with himself but generous with others. He moved to New Westminster from Winnipeg after retiring from a career in law and lived in the same condo for three decades. Before his death in 2017, Charles quietly designated Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation as the beneficiary of what is one of the largest legacy gifts ever in the hospital’s existence.

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Martin’s Journey

Angie Bisset was reading when she first heard the strange sound. She would later describe it as either a gargling or vomiting noise. When their golden retriever started barking and running back and forth from where her husband Martin was working out in their Nanaimo home, she decided to go check. What she found was terrifying. By the next day, the 39-year-old Martin would be helicoptered to Royal Columbian Hospital for a neurosurgical procedure to save the life of the father of two.

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Saving Maha

As a nephrologist in Iraq, Maha Alchalabi was a kidney specialist who came to Canada in 2014 seeking peace and wanting to practice medicine in this country. But during a visit to her family doctor three years after arriving here, the 54-year-old discovered a problem with her own kidneys. It was cancer, a diagnosis that in her mind presented no clear treatment options until her own research led to an interventional radiologist at Royal Columbian Hospital.

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