Stroke survivor Riley Dunda celebrates completion of #FightRileyFight campaign

Community Nov 29, 2017 Ancaster News

Stroke survivor Riley Dunda’s #FightRileyFight campaign has raised nearly $65,000 to purchase innovative hospital equipment.

Dunda suffered a major stroke just shy of his 19th birthday in May 2014. After being transferred to Hamilton General Hospital from West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Dunda underwent a specialized clot retrieval procedure that saved his life. Dunda celebrated his 19th birthday by kicking off #FightRileyFight, a campaign to raise funds in support of the health-care teams that treated him.

The effort raised nearly $65,000, which helped support the purchase of a much-needed neurointerventional simulator and coiling module. The innovative equipment will enable hospital staff to train for clot removal procedures like the one that saved Dunda’s life. An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or blockage is formed in an artery to the brain. A clot removal procedure eliminates the obstruction, which enables blood flow through the artery.

In addition, a penumbra pump — a suction system that removes clots from tissues — was purchased for Hamilton General Hospital, while a tono pen — which tests fluid pressure in the eye — was purchased for the emergency department at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

“The road to my recovery has been challenging, but I’m thankful for the health-care teams that have been there through every step of the journey,” said Dunda. “It makes me happy to know that the new equipment will help more patients like me.”

As hospital equipment is not funded by the government, the Hamilton General Hospital Foundation is grateful for donors like the Dunda family and all of the individuals who supported the #FightRileyFight campaign.

Pearl Veenema, president and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, said Dunda’s inspiring journey has touched the hearts of many.

“The generosity of the Dunda family and their network is helping to enhance the specialized stroke and neurosurgical care that is provided to patients across the region at Hamilton General Hospital,” she said.


Stroke survivor Riley Dunda celebrates completion of #FightRileyFight campaign

Campaign raises funds for Hamilton General Hospital, West Lincoln Memorial

Community Nov 29, 2017 Ancaster News

Stroke survivor Riley Dunda’s #FightRileyFight campaign has raised nearly $65,000 to purchase innovative hospital equipment.

Dunda suffered a major stroke just shy of his 19th birthday in May 2014. After being transferred to Hamilton General Hospital from West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Dunda underwent a specialized clot retrieval procedure that saved his life. Dunda celebrated his 19th birthday by kicking off #FightRileyFight, a campaign to raise funds in support of the health-care teams that treated him.

The effort raised nearly $65,000, which helped support the purchase of a much-needed neurointerventional simulator and coiling module. The innovative equipment will enable hospital staff to train for clot removal procedures like the one that saved Dunda’s life. An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or blockage is formed in an artery to the brain. A clot removal procedure eliminates the obstruction, which enables blood flow through the artery.

In addition, a penumbra pump — a suction system that removes clots from tissues — was purchased for Hamilton General Hospital, while a tono pen — which tests fluid pressure in the eye — was purchased for the emergency department at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

The road to my recovery has been challenging, but I’m thankful for the health-care teams that have been there through every step of the journey.

“The road to my recovery has been challenging, but I’m thankful for the health-care teams that have been there through every step of the journey,” said Dunda. “It makes me happy to know that the new equipment will help more patients like me.”

As hospital equipment is not funded by the government, the Hamilton General Hospital Foundation is grateful for donors like the Dunda family and all of the individuals who supported the #FightRileyFight campaign.

Pearl Veenema, president and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, said Dunda’s inspiring journey has touched the hearts of many.

“The generosity of the Dunda family and their network is helping to enhance the specialized stroke and neurosurgical care that is provided to patients across the region at Hamilton General Hospital,” she said.


Stroke survivor Riley Dunda celebrates completion of #FightRileyFight campaign

Campaign raises funds for Hamilton General Hospital, West Lincoln Memorial

Community Nov 29, 2017 Ancaster News

Stroke survivor Riley Dunda’s #FightRileyFight campaign has raised nearly $65,000 to purchase innovative hospital equipment.

Dunda suffered a major stroke just shy of his 19th birthday in May 2014. After being transferred to Hamilton General Hospital from West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Dunda underwent a specialized clot retrieval procedure that saved his life. Dunda celebrated his 19th birthday by kicking off #FightRileyFight, a campaign to raise funds in support of the health-care teams that treated him.

The effort raised nearly $65,000, which helped support the purchase of a much-needed neurointerventional simulator and coiling module. The innovative equipment will enable hospital staff to train for clot removal procedures like the one that saved Dunda’s life. An ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or blockage is formed in an artery to the brain. A clot removal procedure eliminates the obstruction, which enables blood flow through the artery.

In addition, a penumbra pump — a suction system that removes clots from tissues — was purchased for Hamilton General Hospital, while a tono pen — which tests fluid pressure in the eye — was purchased for the emergency department at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

The road to my recovery has been challenging, but I’m thankful for the health-care teams that have been there through every step of the journey.

“The road to my recovery has been challenging, but I’m thankful for the health-care teams that have been there through every step of the journey,” said Dunda. “It makes me happy to know that the new equipment will help more patients like me.”

As hospital equipment is not funded by the government, the Hamilton General Hospital Foundation is grateful for donors like the Dunda family and all of the individuals who supported the #FightRileyFight campaign.

Pearl Veenema, president and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, said Dunda’s inspiring journey has touched the hearts of many.

“The generosity of the Dunda family and their network is helping to enhance the specialized stroke and neurosurgical care that is provided to patients across the region at Hamilton General Hospital,” she said.