Being told you have cancer is hard news to take. But for Françoise and Paul Gallant, the burden was greatly eased by the swift and steady treatment that Paul received when tumours were discovered in his lungs and brain. In fact, treatment at the JGH began the very day of his diagnosis. Now, three years since the life-changing news was first delivered, Paul's three lung tumours have disappeared.
Under the supervision of Dr. Gerard Mohr, Chief of Neurosurgery, Paul received the latest research protocol treatment, which he is still following. For his lungs, he was under the care of the Department of Oncology's Dr. François Patenaud, who met with him at least every three weeks. When complications arose during his hospital stay, quality treatment was provided at life-saving speed.
For the Gallants, every day is a reminder of how fortunate they are to have had the attention of such a devoted staff during one of the most difficult times in their lives. Their generous donation to the Department of Oncology and to the other departments to whom Paul owes his life is the best way that he and Françoise can show their gratitude and ensure that others benefit from the same high level of care.
The Foundation was saddened to hear of the passing of Françoise Gallant on February 22, 2010.