Imagine being told you would be in surgery for 22½ hours. A rare type of cancer had taken hold of Michaela Baer’s cervical spine, requiring a complex web of care that involved the VGH surgical program, specialized cancer treatment, the spine unit and the ICU. This is Michaela’s story:

For this year’s Angel Campaign, Michaela is honouring her entire medical team including her surgeon Dr. Charles Fisher for saving her life and giving her a new beginning.