It's Personal

Dr. Mangesh Inamdar

You helped me save someone’s life.  
 
It’s true. A young boy was rushed into our Emergency Department gasping for air.  His parents were terrified. They didn’t know what was wrong with their son and felt helpless watching him struggle to breathe.  His throat looked normal. His lungs were clear.
 
Thankfully, because of your support, a lifesaving piece of equipment was available to us. 
 
You’ve probably heard about the 30,000 pieces of equipment we need for your new hospital.  Each piece is absolutely essential in making the new Oakville Hospital the cutting edge healthcare facility our community needs and deserves.  And 30,000 pieces probably seems like a lot.  But I want you to know that every single donation from donors like you will make a difference.  
 
The young boy lived thanks to a fibre optic scope purchased by donors like you.  
 
Because of your support, we quickly discovered that he had a dangerous condition called epiglottitis.  The epiglottis, which can only be seen by a scope, covers your airway when you swallow food. When it becomes swollen it can completely block off the airway making it impossible to breathe. It needs to be caught and treated immediately.  
 
You’ll be pleased to know that there are many exciting advancements in your new Oakville Hospital’s Emergency Department.  
 
Thanks to your past support, we’ll have more bed capacity.  Expanded mental health space.  A helipad for timely transfer of critically ill patients.  State-of-the-art monitoring equipment.  And improved patient rooms with better infection control.
 
But we still need your continued support to ensure we have all of the equipment needed to diagnose and save patients in critical condition. 
 
For example, we urgently need another portable ultrasound machine for your new hospital’s Emergency Department.  This equipment helps us rapidly diagnose serious, life threatening conditions at the bedside.  
 
Your support will help save the lives of people in critical condition.  You’ll help more children and worried parents have immediate answers and life-saving care.