Donald Quan

In 2009, Donald Quan experienced a near-fatal heart arrhythmia while playing the keyboards on stage in Kitchener, Ontario. He was clinically dead for 17 minutes.

At the time, his wife, Lisa Keaney was three months pregnant with their twin girls. All of a sudden, uncertainty about her future set in.

Toronto Rehab reassured Lisa of her family’s future. Following Donald’s acute care, he was admitted to Toronto Rehab where he received neuro and cardiac rehabilitation. Thanks to the therapy he received, he was able to overcome his condition and almost fully return to his life and to his work – in time to hold his new born girls Krysten and Keira.

The therapists at Toronto Rehab were very empathetic, says Donald. They were exceptionally helpful and understood what I was going through, which is the most important thing during rehabilitation.

So far, Toronto Rehab has given Donald and his family two years and counting.

Inspired by the impact Toronto Rehab made on his life, Donald’s first goal after his recovery was to give back. He created and dedicated an entire album – 17 Minutes of Silence – to Toronto Rehab, with all the proceeds benefiting the hospital. The album documents his journey to recovery.  Purchase from our eStore

“I am forever grateful to Toronto Rehab for helping me rebuild my life.” I hope listening to my music will motivate people in similar situations to heal just as composing the music has helped me heal.”

Philanthropy is helping patients like Donald by funding the purchase of new assistive devices, exercise equipment and other advanced therapeutic technologies to speed recovery beyond the bounds of what seems possible.
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