Success Stories

Physicians & Staff

A hospital is little more than a shell without its medical team—those dedicated professionals who have devoted their careers to helping others through their medical milestones.

At the RUH Foundation, we celebrate and support their efforts with funding for the medical research, specialist training, professional development, scholarships and state-of-the-art equipment that help them do their jobs.

Dr. Haissam Haddad

In “The Gambler,” country music singer Kenny Rogers croons that “The best you can hope for is to die in your sleep”– presumably suggesting that dying unexpectedly and without enduring long-term suffering is the best way to die. However, most of us won’t be so fortunate.

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Drs. Dilip Gill and Nathan Ginther

Drs. Dilip Gill and Nathan Ginther are revolutionizing colorectal cancer care for patients in Saskatchewan thanks in part to the generosity of donors to Royal University Hospital Foundation.

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Dr. Sachin Shah

For patients suffering from chronic kidney disease, in-hospital dialysis treatment can often seem as unsettling as the illness. One in ten Canadians lives with damaged or failed kidneys. As a result, they aren’t able to properly remove waste and unwanted water from their blood. Dialysis is an artificial way of carrying out this process when a person has typically lost 85 to 90 per cent of kidney function. Unless one receives a kidney transplant, a person must continue to have dialysis for the rest of their life.

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At Royal University Hospital Foundation, we’re proud of our record, but we’re even more proud of our community and the many individuals, organizations and companies who have given generously in support of our hospital.

We love to share stories about the impact of donor generosity on medical research, training and patient care at Royal University Hospital. Your contributions truly work wonders.


Over the years, Cameco has invested wisely and generously in the health of our community, and they’ve encouraged others to do the same. The Royal University Hospital Foundation is grateful for Cameco’s exemplary leadership and support of healthcare at Royal University Hospital and across our community.

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Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation

The Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation has given from the heart, for the heart. Its gift of $1.5 million for cardiac electrophysiology has helped prolong and save lives across Saskatchewan. In honour of their generosity, we named the Cardiac EP Lab at RUH the Kinsmen Telemiracle Foundation Electrophysiology Laboratory. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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For over 25 years, Nutrien has supported advances in health care in our community, donating generously for patients and their families at Royal University Hospital.

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A hospital is a place of hope and healing, of solace and sympathy. Our patients and their family members are grateful for the caring dedication of our medical professionals. And many want to give back by making a donation to the Royal University Hospital Foundation.

Read their stories of gratitude and giving. If you have a story of your own to tell, please share it with us.

Carla’s Story

Carla Harris felt as though she was alone after being diagnosed with epilepsy. She had no idea how common epilepsy was. Growing
up in Raymore, Saskatchewan, Carla had
never met another person with epilepsy
when in fact; there are more than 10,000 people in Saskatchewan who have the disorder.

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Lisa’s Story

As I lay face-up on the dock, looking up at the worried faces of my family and friends, I couldn’t help but wonder what was going to happen to me?

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Desiree’s Story

This past July, Desiree Nieckar celebrated her birthday by sharing the gift of her voice—a gift that also helped her recover from brain surgery for epilepsy.

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