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The recipient of the 2009 President’s Award for Community Service is Heather Fisher, an acute pain service nurse clinician at Victoria Hospital in the Department of Anesthesia.
Heather has been a valued employee of London Health Sciences Centre for more than 30 years. She has made it her mission to raise awareness about the need for organ donation and the success of transplantation following her own successful liver transplant in 1983. In addition to the many non-profit organizations she volunteers with to raise awareness about the need for organ donation, such as The Canadian Transplant Association, Heather is also involved with other charities such as Partners in Research, Run for the Cure, and the Children’s Rainbow of Miracles, traveling to places in South America to help fix twisted limbs and cleft palates.
Heather demonstrates her warmth, compassion, initiative and impact both within the hospital walls and throughout our community.