I want to encourage courage.
Your generosity is a tremendous benefit to the patients and programs at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
"Jordan always maintained a positive outlook and optimistic attitude through his therapy sessions. Through his resilience, great determination, and endless hard work, he is walking a new pathway towards a hopeful new future.” ~ Ellen, Noele, Serna, Kelly, Heather, Scott & teamCaroline & Andreas Schwabe
"Caroline and Andreas have taken the time to tell their story to as many people who will listen; this is a story about the challenges of hearing loss, the miracle of hearing again, and their journey to help other people as they navigate their own path. It is a privilege to be a part of their journey.” ~ ShashaDianne Cooper
"Rather than allowing the many barriers faced during rehabilitation to defeat her, Dianne and her husband Keith approached each challenge with determination and grace. Dianne is an inspirational self-advocate for her communication rights and needs; and though her perseverance and openness to accept change, Dianne has become a strong role model for al augmentative and alternative communication users.” ~ BrittaniAddyson Parsons
"Addyson always surprised us with her determination and positivity. She was always willing to try new therapy ideas, and even came up with creative ones of her own. She was an inspiring example of courage for staff and patients.” ~ Victoria, Weber, Therese & Jessica
"Jordan and his family demonstrated incredible courage during an impossibly difficult time. They put their courage into action through determination, perseverance, and unlimited belief in, and love for one another. Jordan overcame incredible obstacles both metaphorically and literally in the summer of 2016 when he participated in the "Tough Mudder” competition with friends and family by his side. In our opinion, they are all tough mudders!"
- Janice, Don, Trina, Lara, Darrell & Team
"Liam - honestly we often forget that you are six! You are so willing to try all our ideas and you try so hard. You have mastered saying so much with just a quick glance and genuine smile. In fact, you actually teach us as you travel your rehabilitaton journey. We are so proud of you and your family."
- Bonnie-Lynn, Tanya, Corinne, Bruce, Elaine, Janelle, Kate, Nicola, Therese, Erin, Diane, Terra, Lori, Kim, Brenda, Rob & Team
"Melanie embodies the best of these words – gracious, courageous, hardworking and kind. She takes these qualities and blends them into her competitive and driven spirit while always remaining genuine and true to her recovery potential, her journey and the journey of those around her. Melanie, we are inspired and very excited to see you honoured today."
- Catherine, Andrew, Sally, Pamela & Team
"Una, your smiles, upbeat personality and ability to offer thoughtful, generous comments to those around you came to encourage many. As the proverb says ‘a joyful heart is good medicine.’We admire how you use laughter to push through with intense determination, even while enduring pain."
- Sandy-Lynn, Forrest, Karen & Team
"Communication is a powerful gift and Jerry’s journey is an inspiration to all of us. He reminds us all that we are so blessed to work in this profession."
- Kathy, Doris, Joanne, Tanis & Team
"Nicholas’s contagious humor and dedication to achieve his goals of walking and returning to hockey was an inspiration to patients and families. He is a role model and an example of how a positive attitude and hard work help overcome challenges."
- Lori, Kristin, Nicola & Team
"Renaye and her family demonstrated tremendous courage during an impossibly tragic time. They have faced it together; at times her parents are strong for her and at other times Renaye provides the strength. They live "courage encouraged".Together they mean to change distracted laws so that other families do not need to experience what they went through."
- Don, Shauna, Michelle & Team
"Lincoln, our team at the I CAN Centre would like to acknowledge your courage in embracing technology as an integral part of your life. Your curiosity, motivation, positive attitude, and keen sense of what is "right for you" has led to your success. Keep pushing the technology envelope!
-Elaine, Bonnie-Lynn, Jenny, & Janelle
"Our team was blessed to be a part of Elsie’s courageous journey. Elsie is an amazing and inspirational person to all those that she touches. We wish her continued health and happiness in the future.”
- Dianne, Nicole, Margaret, Kent, Kim, Dr. Mocanu, Krista
"Jordan’s warm smile and bubbly personality encouraged and inspired other children on Unit 201 and staff. Her positive outlook on life gave her the strength she needed to continue to give all of herself each and every day during her journey of healing while at the Glenrose.”
- Luciana, Megan, Kristin, Lori, Jessica, Dr. Randall, Kathy
"Tanya was the glue on many hard days. Her hope and patience pulled everyone together. Staff and clinicians learned a lot from her and will carry those learnings forward and say "remember when...”
- Dr. Lynn Breau, Diane Plouffe Team
Wes & Wilf
"Cheers to the funniest, toughest brothers we’ve ever worked with. You guys have encouraged and inspired us with your strength and resilience. As Marilyn Monroe would say: ‘It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring’.”
- Dan, Barb, Rachel Team