I am excited to participate in the 2018 SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women in Support of Women’s Wellness Programs at Lois Hole Hospital for Women.
The Lois Hole Hospital for Women has made life saving differences to me personally. In 2012, I was referred to the Colposcopy Clinic there, after several appointments, procedures and treatments I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. As a result of this early diagnosis from the incredible care and equipment offered there I was a candidate for treatment via the Da Vinci surgical robot. In February 2013 this surgery not only removed my cancer leaving me with no chemo or radiation needed, it also preserved my fertilty. I then became pregnant in 2014 and was monitored through the perinatal clinic at the Lois Hole as well. My pregnancy became so high risk that at 19 weeks pregnant I was admitted into the hospital for the remaineder of the pregnancy. I spent 4 months on hospital bed rest at the Ante Partum ward. What should have been a terrifying, potentially heartbreaking situation was made to be the best it could possibly be. The care I recieved was more than words can describe, the high tech equipment, loving and caring staff, programming, supports and all that goes into running the Lois Hole Hospital for Women created the environment needed to care for myself and so many others that was the next best thing to home. I hate to think about what my family would look like without this amazing place! The Lois Hole continues to be there for me as I have yearly check ups and the reassurance that I am cancer free and in good hands.
Support Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation in support of Lois Hole Hospital for Women, this hospital is so important to our province! The Lois Hole Hospital for Women has been there for me for many different stages of my life. They would not be who they are today without the important support and fundraising events such as the Run for Women!