Help us shutout ALS!
Like so many others, Dean and Paula Stock and their three young children did the Ice Bucket Challenge in August 2014 to help create awareness for ALS. They never would have thought that only a few months later, Dean would be diagnosed with ALS.
The news came as a huge blow to the Stock family but they soon decided they would do everything in their power to create something positive from it. “We felt we had to do our part to continue raising awareness,” says Paula, “and also raise funds to support families living with ALS and the Canadian researchers who are hoping to find new treatments.”
The Stocks created Team Stock in order to inspire their community to get involved and to support other families touched by ALS in Quebec and research in Canada. Family and friends were quick to join Team Stock to help shutout ALS. Also, in August 2015, the Stocks took part in the first PSA as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge, which aimed to put ALS under the spotlight and educate those who had never heard of the disease before.
Paula and Dean teamed up against the disease and focused on the future until the very last moment: Dean unfortunately passed away on September 23rd, 2016. “We will keep battling as long as we can and with as much passion as we can. Even if it may be too late for Dean, we still have hope for the others, says Paula. This is what we wantto teach our children, they must know that we fight with every possible means and we do it together as a family” said Paula earlier this year.
Please help us shutout ALS by making a donation and by spreading the word by sharing this page #shutoutALS #teamstock.
Dean Stock played his minor hockey in Dollard-des-Ormeaux with his brother PJ Stock. Both moved on to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League where they played for Victoriaville then continued on to play CIS Hockey at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia. Dean was good enough to eventually make it to the East Coast hockey league while PJ went on to the NHL where he got to play for New York, Montreal, Philadelphia and Boston. Today Dean is a father and coach of three hockey players, and is continuing a hockey tradition that is near and dear to his heart.