2020 Holiday Campaign
“One day I was healthy, and two days later my entire world was turned upside down.”
~ Michael Thor
When Michael Thor arrived at Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH) suffering from severe stomach pain and a rapidly increasing fever, he knew that there was something seriously wrong. But he never expected that a CT scan would show he had a perforated bowel and needed immediate life-saving surgery.
“Everything moved so fast,” recalls Michael of his shocking diagnosis. “Dr. Sacks, my surgeon, came in and told me that my temperature was going up. I was going into septic shock and there really wasn’t a lot of time. I had to have surgery and I needed to do it right now. She said she could get her surgical team assembled within an hour.”
With no time to spare, Michael underwent an emergency six-hour surgery.
Today, Michael has made a full recovery. You can read the rest of his story here. This holiday season, the Thor family has a lot to be grateful for.
“Our hospital cares about you and in return we need to really care about our hospital,” says Michael. “We need to have the best equipment for our doctors to perform surgery and care for our community. I was lucky to have the care and surgery I needed within my community. I encourage everyone to get involved – in any way they can – to help our hospital. You never know when you or a loved one will need it.”
When you make a gift this holiday, it would be our honour to write your name (or the name of a loved one) on one of the heart ornaments on the Christmas tree in the hospital lobby to show your support this holiday season. Please fill out the form below and make note of the person you would like to dedicate your heart to.
A message from the team at Georgian Bay General Hospital.