Fighting ALS with positivity and hope for Elias Makos

Fighting ALS with positivity and hope for Elias Makos

“Fighting with Positivity and Hope” – Elias Makos
When my 74-year-old mother began having mobility issues, my family assumed that old age was finally getting to my active mother who had always been a dynamo. But as different treatments failed to show any results, doctors began to suspect something far more

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The lockdown through the eyes of Chantal Lanthier

The lockdown through the eyes of Chantal Lanthier

OUR LOCKDOWN IS REAL.
Locked inside my own body, confined to my wheelchair, deprived of my independence and freedom.
The COVID-19 pandemic and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, have a lot in common.
The pandemic has forced us all to isolate to some degree,

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Illusion

Illusion

By Chantal Lanthier, living with ALS since 2013
Illusion
“You’re only as old as you feel!”
We’ve all heard that expression, right? Obviously, the older you get, the more your body starts to fail you. Yet, many of the older people I know tell me they feel “young inside” and

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At a loss for words

At a loss for words

By Chantal Lanthier, living with ALS since 2013
At a loss for words
I’m often told that my eyes speak volumes. Good thing, because I don’t have a voice anymore. Of all the losses I’ve had to go through over the past five years because of this disease, my voice

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Chantal Lanthier’s column

Chantal Lanthier’s column

Are you more a beach person or a hiking person? When you think about relaxing, what comes to mind? I’m sure that whatever you pictured, it has something to do with nature. As for me, I can’t get enough of long walks in the woods. The time I spend surrounded

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James Benoit: the game of a lifetime

James Benoit: the game of a lifetime

November 18, 2015. The coach of the Sherbrooke Bulldogs and former coach of the Vert et Or, James Benoit, is preparing to face his biggest opponent, on an unknown field: ALS. The next day, he wipes off the last tears that stream down his cheeks and decides to play the

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Luc Cousineau’s Story

Luc Cousineau’s Story

As long as there is a song…
I cherished the tought of being back on stage. However life decided otherwise.
On September 18, 2013, my amyotrophic lateral sclerosis diagnosis hit me like a tsunami.
The shock!
I was hit directly at the core. The feelings I had of sorrow, anger, fear,

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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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