vital magazine

We are the philanthropic engine for health care innovation and transformation in British Columbia. Our hospitals and health care centres are able to deliver the best possible patient care because of your support. By recruiting world-class medical professionals and equipping them with the tools and technology to do their best work we are improving the health of our communities and saving lives across the province.

This magazine is a celebration of our values, to transform health care, inspire donors, and save lives.

Inside, you will find stories of honesty, hope, and humanity. Stories of our clinician-scientists and the steps they are taking to make the world a better place.

What's inside

Cayden's heart

Cayden Desjarlais was 28 years old when he lost his life. Yet as an organ donor, his family is proud to know Cayden is living on.

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Everyday adversity. Everyday strength

Living through a pandemic for more than two years has impacted us all. But how are our health care workers on the front lines bearing the burden?

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A Day in the Life

Occupational Therapist Kathy Wong sees it all: patients born with life-altering diseases, or suffering from complex injuries, who now need to rebuild their lives. And she helps them forge a new path forward.

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Health Check

Psychiatrist Dr. Cameron Anderson shares several unexpected sources of mental distress that when addressed can help your mental wellbeing.

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Lung cancer screening expands province-wide

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in BC. And thanks to a donor-funded initiative, 36 sites throughout the province are now providing access to high-risk patients for early detection.

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