Impact Stories

Gratitude Names Surgery Bay


Dr. Lefebvre stands beside a plaque that reads:

“ In appreciation
Mary MacDonald &
Kyle MacDonald

In honor of
Dr. Kevin Lefebvre 
and the OR team
for excellent care."


Dear Dr. LeFebvre,

On Monday, July 6, a lovely elderly lady named Mary MacDonald was sent to your hospital emergency
department by Dr. Nelson Chan of South Huron Hospital in Exeter. I am Mary’s daughter Kyle, and I had the
“pleasure” of meeting you and Dr. Shane Smith under unfortunate circumstances that afternoon.

 I wanted to let you know that we did the right thing! My mother finally went home on July 31, after a
brief stay back in South Huron hospital, and then an additional week in a respite room at Royalcliffe
residence in London. Being at home in her familiar surroundings has accelerated her recovery, and she is just
“like new” again.  

 I appreciate that it was difficult for you to make the decision to operate on a 96-year old lady, and we
were certainly cognizant of the risks involved. But I will never forget her saying to you “I think we should go
for it!” 

 I wanted to take the time to say thank you, Dr. Smith and entire team at Stratford General Hospital for
your time, your amazing care of my Mother, and your dedication to improving the lives of Canadians.

Sincerely, Kyle MacDonald

Posted Thursday, October 6, 2016


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