A grateful transplant affected person donates $1 million to LHSC with due to the hospital’s care group – London

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A former patient thanks the staff and care team at the London Health Science Center in London, Ontario with a $1 million donation following his life-saving procedure.

Keith Lavergne, a kidney transplant recipient, and his wife Leanne of Lasalle, Ontario, want to keep hope alive through their “transformative gift” in establishing the Keith and Leanne Lavergne and Family Chair in Urology.

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According to Lavergne, the chair will drive research and development needs to help more patients like him get the care they need for years to come.

“It’s about giving hope to people who are losing hope,” he said. “Research is one side of where we can make medical advances by donating this money to an amazing team of people and I am more than happy to do so because it will save a life. And if it does, even just one, then I’m thrilled.”

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In addition, the Lavergne Chair will also work to support annual catalyst research grants as well as sustained grant programs within the hospital’s Department of Urology for specific areas such as transplantation, oncology, men’s health, minimally invasive surgery and more.

Thank you to generous donors Keith & Leanne Lavergne for their transformational gift of $1 million and for establishing the Keith and Leanne Lavergne & Family Chair in Urology at @LHSCCanada. As a kidney transplant patient, Keith wants to be able to give hope to others. pic.twitter.com/jJ9V5XVaOf

— LHSF Canada (@LHSFCanada) September 20, 2022

dr Alp Sener, the chief urologist who performed Lavergne’s transplant operation, said the overall goal of the Lavergne chair is to adequately prepare for the future.

“It’s really an honor that Keith and Leanne want to donate to our department in this way,” he began. “Both in terms of inspiration and financial value, it will allow us to do things that we could never have imagined and never want to do.

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“I think it will really accelerate research in our department,” he continued, “not just in transplantation but in so many other disciplines within urology, both adult and pediatric.”


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The large donation will also support the faculty development and research projects of the Masters of Surgery fellowships to “empower the talented medical team here in London”.

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“It means so much, not only to the Foundation but perhaps more importantly to the hospital and the region because a transformational gift like this makes change, and Keith and Leanne are truly inspired to do just that,” said John MacFarlane, President and CEO of the London Health Science Foundation. “We know Keith is genuinely passionate about making change and supporting people on their journey into healthcare.”

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Lavergne said that even beyond the advances in research, he hopes their donation will inspire others to do something similar.

“There’s an awful lot of people out there who can help, they just don’t realize it’s necessary,” he said. “We just hope our donation can help save more people living with kidney disease now and in the future.”


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“We kept coming back to the word hope,” Leanne Lavergne said.

“Hope is a powerful motivator and gives you the ability to keep fighting,” added Keith Lavergne.

The Lavergne family.

London Health Science Foundation (LHSF)

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