Volunteering

Waiting for a new heart while raising funds for the cause

Foundation - Friday 12 August, 2022

Éric Cool has been raising funds for the Foundation while waiting for a heart transplant. A profile of a man who is an incurable optimist.

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A great love for the Institute

Foundation - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Gilles Spinelli was admitted to the Montreal Heart Institute in 1979 for an aortic valve problem. At the time, he had no idea he was going to become one of the Institute’s most devoted volunteers, generously supporting its mission in myriad ways.

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Samantha Robinson: turning hardship into hope

Foundation - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Samantha was born with aortic stenosis, a heart defect that occurs when the valve that allows blood to flow from the left ventricle to the aorta and the rest of the body is too narrow. At only 13 months old, Samantha underwent a procedure called a heart catheterization by balloon valvuloplasty, a very complex procedure that dilates the valve with a balloon at the tip of a catheter.

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Doing good while waiting for a heart transplant

Foundation - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Éric Cool suffered a nearly fatal heart attack which upended his life. After undergoing emergency heart surgery, he is now closely monitored and waiting for a heart transplant. How does he quell his anxiety and focus on the positive? By launching a fundraising campaign with the help of his children and friends in support of the Foundation. A story of a man who prefers to see the positive in life, no matter what it has in store for him.

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A woman of heart and conviction

Foundation - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Of her own accord, the philanthropist found herself at the epicentre of international initiatives to advance the COLCORONA clinical trial, along with Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif. Passionate and driven by a genuine desire to save lives, she joined the battle just like she has for countless other causes.

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Jasmin Labrie: from the operating table to the board of directors

Foundation - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Mr. Labrie, 29, is an active, energetic, and ambitious entrepreneur with an impressive list of achievements under his belt. He has invested his body and soul in his company, he is involved within the community, and sits on several boards of directors, including the one at the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation. Hard to believe that he underwent open-heart surgery last June.

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