A doctor’s quick diagnosis put Celine on the mend, now she shows her gratitude through philanthropy.
The pain in Celine’s side was getting worse. And, she had had a high fever for over a week.
She had been to the Scarborough Hospital’s Emergency Department just the day before. The doctors were kind and had given her pain medicine and set her up with an appointment at a local clinic.
Celine wasn’t the type to make a fuss, but when the pain sharpened, she knew she needed more help. And fast.
Worried, her husband drove her right back to the Emergency Department.
When Dr. Antonio Buzon saw Celine, she was in a lot of pain. He quickly reviewed her chart and examined her symptoms. As a urologist, a doctor who specializes in the urinary system, Dr. Buzon realized Celine needed urgent treatment. One of her kidneys was badly infected.
Dr. Buzan prescribed a strong set of antibiotics and hooked Celine up to an IV to get the medicine into her system quickly.
“That was a scary experience,” Celine remembers. Now very much recovered, she knows how serious her infection was.
“If I hadn’t been seen by Dr. Buzon, you wouldn’t be talking to me today,” she says.
Although she and her husband live in Stouffville, Scarborough is very much their community.
“We have a business in Scarborough, we earn money in Scarborough,” Celine explains. “And we want to support our Scarborough hospital.”
Celine and her husband manage and run an insurance agency in Scarborough, and, after her kidney infection, the couple decided to give back to the community through the hospital.
They began making cash donations to The Scarborough Hospital, then switched to securities. Transferring stock shares has allowed the couple to make larger gifts than they might not otherwise have been able to, and donations of securities have tax advantages for donors. They donate at least $10,000 a year and their gifts now total over $100,000.
Their philanthropy has helped hundreds of patients in the Emergency Department receive excellent care.
Celine and her husband support their Scarborough Hospital. Will you?