respiratory

Nikkie Nolet’s story

When Nikkie Nolet became engaged, she set her wedding date far enough in the future to give her infant son time to learn to walk so he could perform ring bearer duties. But plans suddenly changed when her mother-in-law’s health took a serious turn for the worse. As Mary Nolet lay bedridden and on a ventilator at Royal Columbian Hospital, Nikkie and fiancé Marc made a decision – if they wanted Mary at the wedding, they would need to get married right away, in the hospital.

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TB Vets help Royal Columbian patients breathe easier

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Patients at Royal Columbian Hospital who need respiratory support might avoid breathing tubes, following a donation from the TB Vets Charitable Foundation.

A $30,000 donation to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation has helped purchase a non-invasive ventilator that supports patients by using a face mask instead of intubation.

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