Lisa Harper: The Power of Self-Advocacy

Lisa Harper: The power of self-advocacy by Mary Dufton Lisa Harper, who was born with spina bifida, is a woman accustomed to stepping outside her comfort zone and testing boundaries. She grew up in Teeswater, a small rural town in Bruce County.  She credits her mother, who was a nurse, with teaching her how to […]

Awareness Month 2022

It’s the perfect time to learn about the reality of living with these complex, lifelong neurological conditions…

Jeff Wilkinson: Living his Dreams

Jeff Wilkinson: Living his Dreams by Mary Dufton Sixty-six-year-old Jeff Wilkinson of Kirkland Lake is a retired newspaper reporter whose career pivoted with a diagnosis of hydrocephalus in 1994. A lifelong interest in politics convinced him to run in the Ontario election as a candidate for the None of the Above Party this past June. […]

RECIPE-Burritos with Blacks Beans and Cheese​

Burritos with Black Beans and Cheese By Mary Dufton 10 minutes • Makes 4 servings Ingredients 4 small whole wheat burritosOlive oil to brush on burritos4 slices of Monterey Jack cheese or cheddar (you can use pre sliced cheese)1/4 cup canned black beans or canned refried beans (you can freeze the rest for more burritos […]

Michael Robertson: Living a full and happy life-Newsletter Post

Michael Robertson: Living a full and happy life by Mary Dufton Michael Robertson is new to Hydrocephalus Canada, having joined in January. He became a member while searching for medical information on Facebook. He enjoys the regular updates through our newsletter and finds it helpful reading other people’s stories. In my first edition of Own […]

Feb2022-Gentili Tribute-Newsletter Post

Remembering Dr. Gentili Noted neurosurgeon, Dr. Fred Gentili passed away recently after a battle with cancer. So many people will miss him. Including many of our members. Dr. Gentili helped people with hydrocephalus, and other issues related to spina bifida. He performed vital surgery, and lent his humanity every day. Dr. Gentili passionately cared for […]