$4 000 raised for Burkitt lymphoma and patients comfort

Pamela Fafard was 31 when she was rushed to emergency at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont (HMR). That’s when the medical teams discovered that she had a very rare form of cancer, Burkitt lymphoma.

In short order, an aggressive treatment and long-term hospitalization became necessary. Having given birth to her third son only two months before being hospitalized, separating from her family was heart-wrenching. “Throughout my ordeal, the solitude was really hard for me, even though a lot of people visited me,” confided Pamela. Today, she’s in good health and happy to report that she’s enjoying life.

Since being released from HMR, Pamela has been leading a fight, not for herself but for future patients in the wing where she was treated. By raising funds for the Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont oncology unit, she hopes to improve room comfort and quality of life for patients who, like her, spend several months in hospital. It’s important to her to bring new life to Wing 5 AB, which suffers from a terrible lack of everyday equipment like a WiFi router, microwave oven and fridge.

Thanks to her dedication and determination, she raised $4,000, which she gave to the HMR Foundation to support Dr. Josée Hébert’s research on Burkitt lymphoma and transform Wing 5 AB.

Very grateful to the HMR medical team who saved her, Pamela wanted to thank them, especially Dr. Nadia Bambache, Dr. Josée Parent and Dr. Roy.

Patient comfort at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont stems from actions like Pamela’s. On behalf of the HMR Foundation, THANK YOU.

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