From November to January, the winter wonderland trees at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehab Centre will be filled with thousands of angels carrying messages of love and gratitude to friends and family, medical teams and hospital staff, and all the angels in our lives.
Thanks to generous donors, the Angel Campaign has raised over $2.5 million since 2001. Your donation will support the most urgent needs in our hospitals, including purchasing critical equipment, funding high-impact research projects, and advancing patient care to deliver BC’s best, most specialized health care for adults.
Brian and Ruth are honouring their angels at VGH and GF Strong Rehab Centre this year.
"I really couldn't handle the thought of losing her," Brian says. “Both of us are convinced that without the health care professionals and equipment at VGH, she might not have made it through.”
I’m honouring Dr. Henry Broekhuyse, my physiotherapist Tracy Ross, and the entire rehab team of ‘angels' at GF Strong for helping save my life. In 2014, a serious car accident left me in critical condition with a broken pelvis, arm and a major brain injury. For over two months, the medical care I received was amazing, but it was the emotional support that lifted my spirits into recovery. Every day, the staff would come in with a smile or ask me how my day was. I am so grateful for all the help and support from my entire medical team. Read more Ovey Yeung, Grateful Patient
This year I’m honouring Dr. Erin Brown as my angel. In 2012, I was airlifted to VGH after a dump truck backed over me and dragged me 30 feet, crushing me from the chest down. Dr. Brown was the first doctor to treat me and since then, he has been an integral part to both the physical and emotional aspects of my recovery. Thank you, Dr. Brown, for being a wonderful person and for reminding me to take care of myself every day – I am lucky to call you my angel. Read more Shannon Chin, Grateful Patient