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When you support the Covenant Foundation Lottery, we all win.

Your tickets help provide much-needed compassionate care to patients, residents, families and care teams across Alberta. And your support remains critical this year, as your Covenant Health Grey Nuns and Misericordia Hospitals continue responding to new challenges every day.

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Casey’s Story

Technology helps connect mothers and fathers to their new 
babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Misericordia Community Hospital.

Are you able to provide one sentence on the importance of projects like Covenant Foundation Lottery?
It’s very important to support health care financially, especially with all the current cuts they have to go under, to keep up with new medical technology, update the wards (NICU in Misericordia is brand new, well it was in 2018) and projects like NowICU to help moms connect with their newborns. If you feel comfortable in a hospital, you are more relaxed, and this will help with the recovery.

What would you say to the public about the Misericordia Hospital?

Our personal experience with Misericordia was exceptional. We felt welcome, cared for 24/7, integrated and truly grateful for the patience of the physicians and nurses had when we asked them the same questions yet again.

Christine’s Story

Taking the steps to recovery hand in hand with Covenant Health

Are you able to provide one sentence on the importance of projects like Covenant Foundation Lottery?
At one time or another, the need for healthcare affects all of us, supporting Covenant Foundation Lottery is an investment for every Albertan to ensure Covenant Health is able to provide the best care possible for our loved ones, our communities, everyone one of us.

What would you say to the public about Covenant Health?
Where would I be without the care and support I received when I had my stroke? I honestly don’t know. There aren’t enough words to encompass all I would want to say to the staff of Covenant Health. All the staff understand the importance of what they do, that it’s so much more than a job. When you enter the hospital as a patient, you are vulnerable, you need to be treated gently and with respect. Having staff that appreciate not only your medical needs but also the mental health challenges that accompany a health concern is essential. When I had my stroke, I was in so much denial I couldn’t even fathom what recovery would look like. The staff understood where I was at and met me there. They were able to offer me the support I needed, both physically and mentally. Their care and compassion were paramount to my healing and in taking the first monumental step in accepting that I had had a stroke. I’m where I am today because of their care and I feel privileged to be able to help by sharing my story and the amazing work done by Covenant Health. Thank you to all my healthcare heroes!

Vishavdeep's Story

Meet your Grey Nuns Hospital hero

Before COVID-19, I would spend time with patients on a medical unit to ensure they did not feel lonely. I remember giving out newspapers to patients with a big smile on my face, and a patient said, “you really are making a difference.” That experience made me realize how even the smallest gestures like a smile can be so impactful. I’m grateful for the opportunity to volunteer at the Grey Nuns. Seeing the incredible difference nurses make in the quality of health care at the hospital has motivated me to choose nursing as a career. I’m currently in my 4th year, and I plan to continue to care for patients at their most vulnerable.

- Vishavdeep Dhami, Volunteer at the Grey Nuns Hospital since 2015

Courtney's Story

Help support compassionate care for Albertans like Courtney

I was given general anesthesia and was unconscious during my emergency C-section. Then within an hour of giving birth to my son, my blood pressure dropped to such a dangerously low level that it failed to register on the monitor, and I had to undergo an emergency hysterectomy. The team not only saved my life, but they changed my perspective on life in general. I adore every single person I encountered during my 10 day stay at the Grey Nuns. I’ve lost 111 lbs since the day I walked out of the hospital and am grateful every single day to be alive and be a mother to my two beautiful children. You can read more about my story in this article on The Vital Beat written by Karen Cho from the Grey Nuns.

- Courtney James, a former patient at the Grey Nuns Hospital