Marie-Ève Lemaire’s Story


Story by Lisa Dutton, Shout! Communications
Once a month, Marie-Eve Lemaire volunteers at the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) clinic at L’Hôpital régional de Saint-Jérôme.  She says talking with and helping those touched by ALS allows her to remember and honour her late husband Patrick Martin.
“Volunteering helps me mourn Patrick. Little

Nathalie Provost’s Story


For as long as Michel is here, I will be by his side. Forever.
Our world is suddenly torn apart by my husband Michel’s diagnosis of ALS. We know the disease intimately—it robbed my husband’s mother of her life 24 years prior. Will I make it through this trial with

Odette Lacroix’s Story


Working together to help as many people as possible
May 2012
For 10 years, I stood by my husband, who was diagnosed with the cruel degenerative neuromuscular disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS causes muscle atrophy in the arms and legs. Eventually, the person can no longer walk, use his hands, feed

Paula Stock- It’s the time to join forces


Two years ago, my husband, Dean, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), shocking news that devastated our family and turned our entire community upside down.
High school sweethearts, Dean and I had counted on having our whole life ahead of us, a life that we would live to

Test Maurice Leclerc’s Story


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.

It’s the time to love-Karine Cousineau


Let me tell you about my father, Luc Cousineau, a well-known Quebec singer song-writer.
He is best known for his 1976 hit “Vivre en Amour” (“Live with Love”), which was named a classic by the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada and helped win him a

Seasons of life – Annie Huard’s testimony as a caregiver


As part of the Caregivers’ Week, the Society wishes to shed light on the resilience and the extraordinary work done by caregivers for their loved ones. On May 13, 2007 Annie Huard was unaware that her life would be turned upside down as this marked the day that her

The ice had been broken. We could tell each other anything…


“It did us a world of good to laugh together. And to cry sometimes, too. Then our partners went, one after the other. But we girls still continued to see each other. The ice had been broken; we could tell each other anything. It was four years ago this week that my partner, Michel, left us. But these beautiful friendships help me keep his memory alive.”

Gift Matching Christmas Campaign!

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Nine years ago, Mrs. Shirley Reed lost her husband, Kenneth, to ALS on Christmas eve. This month, their foundation will double all donations to help families who are currently living what they went through years ago.

Jocelyn’s Story


Digging deep: finding strength

It was as if someone had punched him in the gut. Jocelyn Theoret was stunned by the news his 46-year-old wife Chantal Lanthier had Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). “I was frozen, mute. My wife was asking the doctor questions but I was doubled over in