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When you include Toronto General Hospital in your estate plans, you WILL save thousands of lives.

Creating the future of cardiac care
In 2013 Maria Collier underwent a life-saving heart procedure by one of the world’s best surgeons at Toronto General Hospital. Now a gift in her Will is set to do the same for countless others. Maria is proud to know her legacy will help rewrite the future of cardiac care and save so many lives.
"Dr. David’s contributions to the field of cardiac surgery have enhanced patient care and revolutionized certain operative procedures," says Maria. "I am hoping that this gift will encourage others at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre to follow in his footsteps."
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Helping those who need it
When Gail Whiteside was diagnosed with kidney disease at just eight months of age, doctors gave her six weeks to live. Fortunately, Gail defied the odds. She recently celebrated her 60th birthday and is living the life of her dreams thanks to two kidney transplants, performed 23 years apart, at Toronto General Hospital.
To help other transplant patients, Gail and her husband, Lee, have left a gift in their Will. "Our legacy gift is a good way for us to modestly pay back the system and help others who need it in the future," says Gail. "I’m alive today because of modern medicine, a willing donor and a great hospital."
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The value of a good investment
Having spent more than 25 years in the financial sector, David Walters knows a thing or two about a good investment. David chose to include Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation as a beneficiary in his Will because he knows from first-hand experience how important it is to have high quality health care.
"I have gained a significant insight into the quality of health care afforded patients and the devotion that the caregivers give of themselves."
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Making an impact
Dr. Jeanne Ikeda-Douglas knows what it’s like to face challenges. Jeanne was just a young girl when a drunk driver killed her father, leaving her mother alone to raise her and her three sisters. During World War II, the family was forced to live in a Japanese internment camp in BC. But Jeanne’s experiences only strengthened her dedication to helping others.
Jeanne began giving to the hospital over a decade ago and has left a gift in her Will to help fund the highest medical priorities. "The hospitals are doing fantastic work in research and care," says Jeanne, who was a patient at Toronto Western Hospital’s Arthritis Program. "I wanted to create a meaningful legacy in a way that will help people."
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