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Have you or a loved one been transported by Ornge?  Sharing your story helps raise awareness about safety and offers other patients some insight into experiences they may be facing.

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Nicki's Story

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Nicky Galley, New Liskeard, ON

I was a passenger on a motorcycle that collided with a bear 45 kilometres from New Liskeard, ON. I was flown to Health Sciences North, and again to St. Michael's Hospital. I am forever grateful to Ornge, the two paramedics and pilots, for their fast response, professionalism, medical expertise and compassion. In addition to my multiple injuries, you knew holding my hand gave me the courage to survive

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Your story also helps us learn from your experience so we are able to provide our patients with the highest quality service. Together, we encourage our family and friends to connect, share and inspire.
 

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Privacy


Respecting your privacy is important to us. While Ornge and our crews greatly appreciate hearing the thanks and heart-warming stories of our patients, we are respectful of your privacy. If you choose to share your patient story with us through our Corporate Communications team, they will only disclose your story to our crew, our company team, or external stakeholders (e.g. media, hospitals, etc) with your full knowledge and express consent.
 

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Patient Stories

We are grateful for the opportunity to share a selection of our patients' uplifting stories.
 

 

Nick Pike

Nick Pike
When Nicholas was 7 weeks old, Ornge transported him to SickKids in Toronto.

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Gordon Holroyd

Gordon Holroyd
In 2008, Gordon and his wife were loading their camper when he suddenly collapsed.

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Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis
While walking to the store with his little sister, Daniel was violently attacked not far from his home.

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Anthony Lue

Anthony Lue
While on the job, Anthony was crushed by a scrap yard crane magnet.

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Steve Lanys-Morris

Steve Lanys-Morris
While texting behind the wheel, Steve collided with another vehicle.

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Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith
Caleb woke up feeling unwell. While driving to Guelph Lake, his condition took a turn.

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Christine Normore

Christine Normore
Christine was transported by Ornge due to early labour at 27 weeks.

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Tom McEwen

Tom McEwen
Tom was riding his ATV when he suffered a traumatic injury.

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Hunter Page

Hunter Page
When Hunter was two and a half year's old, he was diagnosed with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis.

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Tammi-Lyn Richard

Tammi-Lyn Richard
Tammi-Lyn was involved in a motorcycle accident in a remote area with no cell service.

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Lucas Tanswell

Lucas Tanswell
At two and a half months old, Lucas suffered from heart failure.

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Dominic Depratto

Dominic Depratto
Dominic fell in the lunchroom at school and suffered a fractured skull, brain bleeds and a concussion.

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Miriam and Ivan Cook

Ivan Cook
In May 2018, Ivan was experiencing some discomfort in his chest.

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Jacqueline Boileau

Jacqueline Boileau
Jacqueline crawled out of the tent as she heard the Ornge chopper overhead.

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Sarah at Sunnybrook hospital

Sarah
After being injured in a car crash, Sarah was given a 10% chance of survival.

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Charli

Charli
Charli was enjoying a BBQ dinner with her family when they noticed something unusual in her eyes.

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Barry Kamrath

Barry Kamrath
Barry was visiting Ontario from the United States when he experienced a medical crisis while fishing.

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Melissa Taylor

Melissa Taylor
Melissa was diagnosed with a cardiac issue that required open-heart surgery.

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Richard Brassard

Richard Brassard
While enjoying a fishing getaway at an outpost camp 55km north of Red Lake, Richard encountered a medical emergency.

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Eric Gibson

Eric Gibson
Eric was diagnosed with end-stage Pulmonary Fibrosis.

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Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson
A biopsy confirmed that Julie was dealing with advanced triple-negative breast cancer.

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George Clarke

George Clarke
After a distinguished career spanning over three decades as a firefighter in Mississauga, George suffered from a heart attack.

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FAQ

How do I share my story?

There are many different ways you can share your story. Click here to learn how you may share your story by phone, e-mail or letter. 
 

Why should I share my story?

Sharing your story could help make a difference and inspire other patients to step forward. Our pilots and paramedics often don’t know what happens to our patients once we have concluded transport. Your story will help raise awareness about safety, offer patients some insight into experiences they may be facing, and provides an update to your transport team!

Who sees my story?

While Ornge and our crew greatly appreciate hearing the thanks and heart-warming stories of our patients, we are respectful of your privacy. If you choose to share your patient story with us through our Corporate Communications team, they will only disclose your story to our crew, our company team, or external stakeholders (e.g. media, hospitals, etc) with your full knowledge and express consent.

Can I meet my transport team?

If you are interested in meeting your transport team, Ornge will make every effort to coordinate a reunion. As our crew work shifts and may be from another base, it may not always be possible. We would be able to coordinate a base tour at a location closest to you for you, your friends and family.

I shared my story, now what happens?

A member of our Corporate Communications team will contact you within five business days to discuss our patient story program and how you may get involved and communicate your experience.