Our community is full of stories – stories that connect us all together through pain, perseverance, hope, and healing. Here, you can read some of the most impactful stories of patients throughout our region, and how the MHDHF made a difference in difficult times.


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Plainsman Clay Gives Back to ICU

Thanks to Plainsman Clays, the staff of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and respiratory care each have a locally sourced personal handcrafted mug and message. Tony Hansen, Master Potter at Plainsman Clays in Medicine Hat, was personally touched by Covid-19 when his sister-in-law and her husband ended up in ICU at the same time. One […]
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Not Just a Newspaper

At the beginning of the pandemic, the staff of the Medicine Hat & District Health Foundation began to ponder how to make things better for patients in the hospital. Flowers were delivered in some of the units, and a handful of iPads were purchased for patient use, but what else could be done? Then our […]
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A Mom’s Story of Her Child’s Mental Health Struggles

As I look back and reflect on the past 10 years, it is apparent to me that my son’s struggles were swept under the rug during his formative years. He was a “difficult child,” and though I sought out help, we tried to pretend all was well. This became increasingly stressful as he became bigger, […]
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