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Linden McGuigan

Linden’s Story

Linden McGuigan of Sydney Mines was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in February of 2014. Linden visits the Diabetic Clinic a couple times per month. Linden’s symptoms were fatigue and thirst. Linden finds the Diabetic Clinic helpful and informative and gets the best of treatment from the staff in the clinic. He tries to eat healthy and keeps his sugars in check. He is a body builder and says he is now “The Strongest Version of Myself” Read more →

9-year-old Connor Viva

Connor’s Story

Nine-year-old Connor Viva is from Florence, Nova Scotia and attends grade four at Florence Elementary School. He wants to be a referee or a school bus driver when he grows up. Connor has been a patient at the Orthoptic Clinic at Northside General Hospital since he was just 7 months old. He explains his illness as a Pirate Patch. He wears his patch to treat amblyopia - which is secondary to his strabismus (misalignment of the eyes). Read more →

Brianna Murphy

Brianna’s Story

Thirteen-year-old Brianna Murphy doesn’t allow diabetes to run her life. Brianna has Type 1 Diabetes and visits the Diabetic Clinic at Northside General Hospital regularly. Her condition doesn’t stop her from playing basketball and soccer or from competing in dance competitions. Brianna is able to enjoy sleepovers thanks to an insulin pump that she received three years ago. Since she had her pump she can spend more time with her friends and she doesn’t have to carry needles with her- it has really changed her life for the better. Read more →

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Dr. MacIntosh

Dr. MacIntosh’s Story

“I don’t give because I can, I give because I care”. Dr. MacIntosh gives of his time, and provides gifts to the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation because these hospitals care for his patients, his friends and his family. His favourite part of his job is visiting patients at the hospital and looking out at the water. He attributes the great care his patients receive while in hospital to the incredible staff who provide care for his patients. Read more →

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We are just a few dollars shy of meeting an amazing milestone for our Cardiac Care Monitor campaign. If you wish to donate please contact the foundation directly at 794-5402 and have your donation published in our Lights for Health booklet. Remember your donation stay here and that makes a difference.

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Thank you to the Cape Breton Antique & Custom Car Club for being Harbourview Hospital's Light Up Ambassadors. These car loving people are big supporters of us and we truly appreciate all you do for the Foundation.

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Northside / Harbourview Hospital Foundation

PO Box 399
North Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada B2A 3M4
Tel: (902) 794-5402 Fax: (902) 794-5425