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Returning home to give back

In the midst of political unrest in Ukraine, Vadym Poberezhnyy wanted to live in a place with a stable democracy so in 2010 he applied for a visa to Canada and was granted one. He arrived in Montreal knowing English but not French. Determined to succeed, he mastered both languages and enrolled himself in a nursing program at Collège Maisonneuve. After completing his DEC, he landed a job at the Montreal Children’s Hospital as an OR nurse and has been part of the team for over three years.

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Patient stories

I get so emotional thinking about it, but if it weren’t for the doctors, nurses and everyone who took care of us, he may not have made it,” says Robyn Schwartz about her third and youngest son Maxwell who is now 15 months old. At 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Robyn underwent a routine ultrasound that revealed her baby had a cystic malformation of the lung. +