Young mother of three adapts to life with ALS

For many people, the holidays are a special time for making memories and spending quality time with friends and loved ones. For 29 year-old mother of three, Stephanie, these quality moments became all the more meaningful since she was diagnosed with ALS. Stephanie’s ALS story “I don’t want to die. I want to see my […]

Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking after a family member or close friend who is living with ALS is a precious act of love and devotion. It is often a full-time commitment that demands a lot of physical and emotional energy, making it challenging to maintain your own health and well-being. If you know someone in this role, the holiday […]

ALS Society of Canada dedicates last of the matched Ice Bucket Challenge research funding to early-career researchers in pursuit of a future without ALS

2018 funding competition with Brain Canada results in $720,000 for six trainee awards – more trainee awards in a single year than ever before TORONTO December 13, 2018 – The ALS Society of Canada (ALS Canada), together with Brain Canada, today announced $720,000 in funding for six new trainee awards, thus completing the last of the […]

An author’s “silent rebellion” against ALS

Prior to 2009, Zehra Madenli was an active college student, studying Fashion Management at George Brown College in Toronto. She was talkative and outgoing, and loved spending time outdoors. Everything changed when Zehra was diagnosed with ALS. Within 12 months of diagnosis, she lost the ability to move and speak. Day by day, Zehra lost […]