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I have a special connection with St. Joe's. Virtually everyone in my family has come to St. Joe's as a patient at some point. Beyond this, we are fortunate to consider many of its staff friends and colleagues. My mother, Dr. Nina Kryshtalskyj, just celebrated her 30th year of practicing family medicine through St. Joe's, and before that had trained here as a medical student.
Now I have the pleasure of learning at St. Joe's as a medical student at U of T. I have seen how its ophthalmologists passionately provide excellent eye care across a broad array of subspecialty areas. Further, its ophthalmologists dedicate considerable time to teaching, research and community advocacy initiatives. The services offered by the Department of Ophthalmology are critical to maintaining the health and safety of Toronto's Parkdale, West End and south Etobicoke communities.
On Sunday, September 22, I will be cycling 85 km to raise funds for a new OCT machine for the hospital. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a remarkable technology that allows ophthalmologists to characterize and diagnose conditions that are minimally visible to the naked eye. OCT technology allows us to see in detail the various layers of the retina, which at most is 0.3 millimetres thick. Wow!
Join me on Sunday, September 22nd, to Cycle 4 St. Joe's.
If you cannot join me please feel free to make a donation by clicking on the "Donate" bar. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated in improving patient and community health care.