The North York General COVID Emergency Response Fund has been established to help the hospital address emerging needs in tackling the COVID 19 crisis. Your local support will help the front line staff address this pandemic head on and also provide additional means to care for our seniors during this unprecedented global crisis.
The Cheng Family, long-time North York philanthropists, will match donations up to $100,000! This means your donation will be doubled and together, we can fight COVID right here in our community. Want to help out? Please donate today.
In the 1970s, my mother and father came to Canada and made a home for themselves in North York, so my connection to North York General Hospital started right when I was born. As a child, I visited the emergency department a couple of times, and as a teenager, I volunteered in the paediatric ward. Like me, my two daughters who are now six and eight years old were born at North York General.
My family and I have been long-standing supporters of the hospital. My mother also served on both the hospital and foundation boards. Following in my mother’s footsteps, I am currently a member of the foundation board and committee.
North York General is our hospital and plays such an important role in our community. When the COVID-19 pandemic really started to show its teeth, my family and I were very concerned about how hospitals like North York General would be able to deal with the expected influx of patients. We believe in our hospital and want to do whatever we can to support it during these challenging times. We certainly hope that other families will do the same.
During this challenging time, we are asking you to please help North York General Hospital tackle COVID-19 by donating to the Emergency Response Fund. By doing so, you will help give the hospital the ability to address changing circumstances and priorities head on and support their frontline efforts. You will also help the hospital provide additional means to care for its seniors during this crisis.
— Wallace Cheng
My grandpa passed away in his 100th year. He was active, strong and strong-minded. My family members still share stories of him rearranging their large sofa and heavy dining tables around the house as a way for him to exercise and keep himself physically fit. He was in his 90s when he did this!
At 97, my grandpa was very weak and was hospitalized at North York General. My dad was told that my grandpa had a few weeks or months to live. He was then transferred to the hospital’s nursing home.
North York General is our community hospital. Its caring staff worked hard to provide excellent care for my grandpa every day. Because we live in North York, my dad was able to visit him often and even had afternoon teas with him from time to time. The friendly staff and frequent company of his loving family are the main reasons that he had a joyful time at the nursing home. Those were three wonderful years.
During the current crisis, social distancing has led to many seniors being alone in their hospital beds. This must be very sad for them and their families.
We hope to improve the care and the spirits of these isolated seniors, so we are appealing to our friends for their support. Any contribution will be much appreciated.
— Hui Y. Chan, Grade 10 student
I was born at North York General almost 26 years ago. My mother’s family has lived in North York since their arrival from Hong Kong in 1968. My 91-year-old grandmother still lives there.
My mother was a long-time volunteer at North York General and saw first-hand the dedication and professionalism of the staff and volunteers. She was there when SARS happened in 2003 and can understand the hardships faced in these difficult times.
Please help us in our efforts to support these dedicated health care professionals and staff. They protect our past so that we may have a bright future.
— Kjell Pladsen
My family and I have been living in North York since I was a little girl. Seven years ago, my 82-year-old grandpa, who was living alone, collapsed suddenly in the middle of night. Luckily, I happened to visit him that evening and was able to rush him to the emergency department at North York General immediately.
It was a brush with death, but Dr. Vivian Lee, Dr. Matt Krievins and Dr. Jen Tomlin did not give up trying to save him. My grandpa made it through, and he was blessed with three more wonderful years to spend with his family and fulfill his remaining wishes.
We have always trusted North York General Hospital with our health care whenever we were in need. The staff there always gave us their warm welcome and took the best care of us. They always go above and beyond what is asked of them.
Right now, the hospital is going through significant challenges, and it is time for me to give back to the hospital. I heartily ask that you join me in making a donation to support them in their efforts. We will be STRONGER TOGETHER.
— Aria Sze