Ty Vongnakhone’s story

When the back pain started, 31-year old Ty Vongnakhone first tried ointment and then a massage. Still, the pain was getting worse, so the Burnaby resident went to his local hospital. There, a stunning diagnosis – an extensive type B aortic dissection. Soon, he was rushed to Royal Columbian Hospital, where he would spend the next five weeks under the care of a medical team that spanned multiple departments.

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Moe Bruneau’s Story

Moe Bruneau discovered he was diabetic several years ago while undergoing tests following a minor heart attack. The reality of his type 2 diagnosis became much more evident later, when a blister on his left foot led to the loss of two toes.

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Royal Columbian clinic to screen for limb-threatening condition

Hundreds of patients at-risk of a common but under-recognized circulatory problem are expected to be assessed annually by a new clinic at Royal Columbian Hospital.

The vascular lab – launched with a $40,000 contribution from Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation – is the first in Fraser Health and only the third in Metro Vancouver.

The service will cater to people with symptoms that suggest peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is a narrowing of the arteries other than those that supply the heart or the brain.

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Donors fund special equipment needs

New Westminster, B.C. – {April 24, 2017} – More than half a million dollars in new equipment is coming to […]

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Spencer Evans’s Story

Spencer Evans had reason to be excited about the coming months as he went into work in early 2015. His son would be born later in the year, and he was gearing up for his second season with the Maple Ridge Burrards of the Western Lacrosse Association, the local team he had grown up watching. All of that suddenly took a back seat in Spencer’s mind when a workplace accident sent a heavy steel plate crashing onto the 22-year old’s left arm.

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