Caleb MacArthur loved superheroes. At the age of three, he became one. On his third birthday - April 21, 2014, Caleb was diagnosed with Stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma. It’s a childhood cancer that develops in immature nerve cells and eventually forms solid tumours.
One of the QEII Health Science’s Centre’s beloved volunteers enjoys a treat and a few ear scratches before beginning her shift at the Victoria General (VG) site’s palliative care unit. Maiya, an 11-year-old Labradoodle, has her own Nova Scotia Health identification card attached to her collar, and a red vest indicating she is a therapy dog. She will spend the next hour or so visiting patient rooms, and soon after will require a nap. It’s exhausting work, after all, being so loveable.
Since the 1990s, Nova Scotia Health’s Women's Choice Clinic in Halifax has served as a safe haven for anyone seeking abortion and reproductive services. While not highly publicized, the clinic has been embedded in the community, providing care and support to countless people in need.