Success Stories

We feel blessed and grateful that donors like you who have supported RUH were there for us in 2020 when we needed surgical care, especially since it was in the middle of a pandemic – Thank you. We would like to share our story to show how important it is to continue to support health care, and we hope you will join us by making
your gift today.

It was a normal fall morning as Jeanie Story from Swift Current was getting ready for work. Suddenly she thought she saw her dog behind her. She turned and looked over her shoulder. Then she remembered her dog had sadly died months earlier. A part of her knew this and still, she had to turn around. A couple of months later Jeanie experienced the same thought pattern and realized something was wrong.

My name is Richard Robin and I’m a farmer near Leask, Saskatchewan. I want to start off by saying how truly grateful I am for your past contribution to Royal University Hospital (RUH) as it was your previous support that ensured the Trauma team was there for me when I was rushed to RUH.

Howard Derksen led a busy life and his work, designing farm machinery, allowed him to visit many places around North America. Originally from Langham, Howard now lives in Saskatoon close to his daughter and grandchildren.

Royal University Hospital trauma surgeons Drs. Suzie Harriman and Niroshan Sothilingam never know what critically hurt trauma patient will come through the O.R. doors next.

For Royal University Hospital operating room nurse and father of four, Ben Manley, caring for people who are sick or injured is in his blood.

Gynecologic cancer surgeon Dr. Laura Hopkins was recruited to Saskatchewan from Ottawa to lead our province in women’s surgical innovation. She believes Royal University Hospital has built the team now we need YOUR help to build and equip state-of-the-art operating rooms.

Life was good. My career was great. I had a loving wife, a beautiful little girl, and a baby on the way. Everything was just fine. We had just gone for coffee at my sister’s.

In June 2008, Amanda Taylor’s husband, Chris Pointer, was rushed to Royal University Hospital for lifesaving surgery after a motorcycle accident almost took him from her and their 4-year-old son.

Dr. Janine Eckstein, Interventional Cardiologist, received her medical degree in Internal Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Saskatchewan. She knew early in her career that she wanted to sub-specialize in Interventional Cardiology.