Meet Maurice Leclerc. The 85-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 amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The deadly disease is robbing Maurice of mobility. His wheelchair breaks his imprisonment granting him the freedom to visit with friends and family.
“I have tremendous appreciation for the Society and its staff. When I call they listen. They help me make decisions. It is a form of therapy,” he says. “I have never been told: ‘Sorry, there is nothing we can do for you.’ Even if my problem is complicated, they find the answer or suggest a solution.”
Despite everything, Maurice says, “Life is beautiful. I’ve been lucky enough to cope with this disease for six years. God is helping me. And with the support of the ALS Society of Quebec, I am winning.”
By making a donation to the ALS Society of Quebec, you are helping us to fulfill our mission to provide quality services, information and support for people with ALS and their families. Your contribution allows us to raise public awareness of the disease and the realities faced by those affected by it. It also helps fund Canadian research into treatment and a cure.