Entries by Cody Brifoglio

Dr. Frank Mastrogiacomo Performs Life-Changing Surgery

You bend over to tie your shoelaces to go for a run – and then it happens. Pain shoots through your hip. You pause, exhaling, before slowly tying the laces and standing up. You are frustrated that completing this small task hurts, and makes you feel older than your years.

Julia’s Story: A Final Push, An Everlasting Pull

Julia was experiencing a wide range of emotions: excitement around starting a family with her fiancé Ryan, anticipation of the birth, concern about going through labour and delivery for the first time, but most of all joy about becoming a mom.

From Facing Advanced Colon Cancer to Growing Our Family

My husband and I were on a trip in Ireland in 2017 when I first noticed a spot of blood in my stool. When it became more pronounced in 2018, my family doctor referred me to a Toronto hospital for a colonoscopy.

Your impact on cancer care

Given that one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, it is essential to have access to exceptional cancer care closer to home. Donors to North York General (NYGH) enable the purchase of advanced diagnostic equipment and enhanced innovation for the over 5,000 patients with cancer that our teams treat every year.

Women caring for women at NYGH

Each and every day across North York General Hospital (NYGH), inspiring women are hard at work making a difference for our patients and their families. This International Women’s Day (IWD), we are celebrating the impact of female leaders by shining a spotlight on some of the incredible work being done by women, for women in our Maternal and Newborn program.

More living to do

My husband and I were on a trip in Ireland in 2017 when I first noticed a spot of blood in my stool. When it became more pronounced in 2018, my family doctor referred me to a Toronto hospital for a colonoscopy.

Your impact on emergency

Each year NYGH provides cardiac care throughout the hospital to thousands of patients in our community.

Alana’s Story Leaving a Lasting Legacy

The causes we hold close to our hearts reflect who we are as individuals and what we truly value. They also reflect important parts of our life journey.