Brain Breakthroughs Stories

Getting back on the road
Mike Severloh is lucky to be walking again. Last May, he was cycling in Kitsilano when he was T-boned by a car going down West 4th Avenue. Mike landed about 20 feet away, fracturing his left wrist and two vertebrae in his neck as well as suffering a severe head injury. He was taken to […]
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Behind the scenes with Dr. Haakon Nygaard
Get to know Dr. Haakon Nygaard, renowned for his research on Alzheimer's disease.
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Lily Kong Legacy Fund to Support Myasthenia Gravis
Inspired by their matriarch, the Kong family has created a legacy fund in her memory.
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Adult Hydrocephalus Clinic A Vital New Service
The donation from the Francis’ will enable the recruitment of expert staff for the Hydrocephalus Clinic at VGH.
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Freestyle Skier Makes Miraculous Recovery from Brain Injury
World-class skier Jamie Crane-Mauzy credits revolutionary brain surgery and VGH’s ICU team for saving her life.
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Group Giving Supports MS Research
The first fundraiser went so well that the group is now raising $160,000 for a component for the digital fluorescence microscope the first fundraiser purchased, and for materials and lab staff needed to study MS onset and progression in patients.
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Promising new research at VGH
Dr. Thalia Field is on a mission to spare families from the pain that comes from strokes and dementia.
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Natasha’s Story
"My stay at VGH transformed my life. After years of medication and endless neurological testing, it was the specialists at VGH who made my seizures stop." - Natasha Wasmuth, very grateful patient.
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DONATIONS IMPROVE CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH MS
In 2000, Marilyn Lenzen was dismayed to learn she had multiple sclerosis. Since her diagnosis, she has received care at UBC Hospital’s MS Clinic. As one of the most active MS programs in the world, the MS Clinic is at the forefront of patient care, treatment and research. To provide this outstanding calibre of care, […]
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