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Nicky Gaidhu


November 6, 2019 - Donor Story, Stories

Going Above and Beyond

As an Osler clinician, Nicky Gaidhu knows donations play a vital role in exceptional health care; her experience as an Osler patient inspired her to go beyond to give back to her community.

She was walking through the Emergency Department at Brampton Civic, timing her contractions on her way to Labour and Delivery when she overheard someone looking for a wheelchair. “It made me realize just how important wheelchairs are to all of us who work at Osler,” says Nicky. “When I heard about the Wheelchair Campaign, I was inspired to raise money for something our community really needs.”

Nicky set a goal of raising $500 for one wheelchair, and approached her colleagues with a promise to match their donations dollar for dollar. “We managed to raise $210, and when he heard I was short of my goal, a physician wrote a cheque for a whole wheelchair,” says Nicky. “Then a patient heard what we were doing and donated $250. In total we raised more than enough to purchase two wheelchairs!

“Many people don’t realize that all our equipment is funded by the community. We can’t provide safe, optimal patient care without resources,” she says. “This was a neat way for us to give back.”

100% of the equipment within our hospitals is funded by the community. Donate to the Wheelchair Campaign.

BVD Group pledges $10 million to Osler Foundation to support health care in Brampton and Etobicoke

Thank you to BVD Group, Bikram Dhillon and the Dhillon Family!

As Osler continues to grow to meet the increasing demands in one of the most diverse communities in Canada, funds will go towards the local hospital system’s greatest equipment and redevelopment needs, and help strengthen health care in the community for years to come.

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