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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 →

Earl Boutilier

Earl’s Story

Earl Boutilier was diagnosed with CMT-Charcot Marie Tooth Disease 51 years ago and is also diabetic. Also known as Charcot–Marie–Tooth neuropathy, CMT is a genetically inherited disorder of the peripheral nervous system characterized by progressive loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation across various parts of the body. Currently incurable, this disease is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders. Read more →

Taigh Solas resident Wallace Reid.

Chip’s Story

Wallace (“Chip”) Reid was a graduate of the Yarmouth School of Nursing. Chip’s home for 17 years was the 3rd Floor Taigh Solas, at the Northside General Hospital, where all the nurses and patients were his second family. Born in North Sydney, he was an only child but has two aunts that visited him regularly, Georgina and Shirley. Read more →

Foundation News & Events

  • Cape Breton Motor Madness 2018
    Cape Breton Motor Madness 2018
    On June 16, 2018 (rain date June 17) the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation will host our 4th Annual Cape Breton Motor Madness, promoted as an “anything with a motor” car show for all ages. We target car, bike, dragster, mud trucks, tuners, antique and custom vehicle owners to come and display their pride and joy for families to come and view them. In 2017 we received over 2000 visitors to the Emera Centre Northside who participated in viewing the vehicles, face painting, photo opportunities, enjoying BBQ’d foods, music and entertainment and supporting our vendors by buying their products on display. The objective of the event is to host a family orientated fun day that is economical for families to attend and promote both Northside General Hospital and Harbourview facility while raising funds to purchase priority medical equipment for both hospitals....
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  • WestJet, Gift of Flight
    WestJet, Gift of Flight
    Win 2 tickets anywhere WestJet flies, draw date June 16th, 2018 at the Cape Breton Motor Madness car show. Proceeds will aid in purchasing Cardiac Care Monitors for the Northside General Hospital....
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  • International Women's Day Luncheon
    International Women’s Day Luncheon
    International Women’s Day Luncheon Thursday March 8th 2018, $25/person, all proceeds to support Cardiac Care Monitors for the emergency department....
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Daniel McKeough with his wife. Photo Credit: White Photography

Daniel’s Story

As the Chair of the Northside/Harbourview Hospital Foundation, Daniel McKeough would rather be visiting the hospital for his regular board meetings but instead, he sometimes needs to use the services of the hospital. Daniel was diagnosed with Diabetes at age thirteen and has spent the last fifteen years of his life with an insulin pump. Read more →

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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