Daniel Taillefer’s Story

Daniel Taillefer’s Story

Living life happily despite ALS
When I received my diagnosis that I have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis back in January 2014 it was obviously an incredible shock. After a difficult month in which I struggled to share the news with family and friends, I decided the live my life to the

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Maurice Leclerc’s Story

Maurice Leclerc’s Story

“Life is beautiful”
Maurice Leclerc considers himself ‘lucky’. The 84-year old has five children and four grandchildren and numerous close friends. He was married for 25 years to the ‘loveliest person’ he’s ever met. He loved his job so much he worked till age 77.
A year into retirement, Maurice was diagnosed with

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Robert Michaud’s Story

Robert Michaud’s Story

I speak to many people, famous and not, about my experiences living with ALS, to raise public awareness
The Inspirational Robert Michaud
If you were to ask me to describe myself, I would answer that I am the father of four wonderful kids, Philippe, Marie-Pier, Ann-Liese and Claudine, the husband of

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Maurice Leclerc’s Story

Maurice Leclerc’s Story

The older I got, the more I became my one and only BEST FRIEND
A few years ago ……..
The older I got, the more I became my one and only BEST FRIEND.
AND the nice thing about it was that …………. this friend almost always agreed with me!
I’ve

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Carlos Botehlo’s Story

Carlos Botehlo’s Story

In a warrior’s heart there’s no surrender. Though his body yells stop! His spirit cries…NEVER!
I remember when I was first diagnosed with ALS, I was sure that it was a death sentence. I’ve never been more mistaken! Don’t get me wrong, it’s been hard losing my physical self-sufficiency and

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Alain Berard’s Story

Alain Berard’s Story

Hello, my name is Alain Bérard. In July 2010, I began noticing certain symptoms, including a major decrease in energy. Despite being in peak physical condition (I ran the Ottawa marathon in May 2010), I felt more exhausted than usual. I had problems swallowing normally, and I noticed twitching in my

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Chantal Lanthier’s Story

Chantal Lanthier’s Story

Living with ALS means learning to let go, to enjoy the present, and to appreciate the little things
Hello,
My name is Chantal Lanthier. I’m 47 years old, a wife, and the mother of an 18‑year‑old daughter. Until very recently, I worked for the federal government in a management position.

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Chum de la SLA

Chum de la SLA

Building a team for a solid future A fraternity of friendship and support – Laughing, sharing and inspiring
When Alain Bérard walked up to the podium to give his acceptance speech and thanks for raising the most money for the ALS Walks last year, he never would have guessed that

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Ginette Beaudreault’s Story

Ginette Beaudreault’s Story

Living a life to its potential — Inspired from a life taken too soon
Hello everyone!
My name is Ginette Beaudreault. I was born in Montreal, the fourth child of a family of five boys and two girls. None of my brothers and sisters have ever had any serious health

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Guy Provost- It’s the time to share!

Guy Provost- It’s the time to share!

To lose the ability to communicate is like being invisible. What could be more important in life than being able to tell those close to us how much we love them?
Six months ago, when the law on medical assisted dying was passed, my husband chose the date on

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