Seizing Today by Planning for Tomorrow

As a former business analyst, James is accustomed to planning for the future. He has lived with ALS officially since 2013, but his doctors believe he has had ALS for over 20 years. James has an exceptionally slow progression of the disease, which has given him time to do what he does best: plan for […]

A story of unwavering positivity in the face of ALS

When Shelley first started to notice a change in her gait, she had no idea that an ALS diagnosis was on the horizon. In fact, up until her neurologist confirmed the diagnosis in early 2016, Shelley didn’t even know what ALS was. For many people and families living with ALS, the diagnosis can come as […]

Awareness Month Round-Up

As the month of June wraps up, so too does ALS Awareness Month. Over the past several weeks, ALS Canada has invited you to #SeizeTodayALS by telling us how you have chosen to find joy and laughter in every day, despite the challenges of living with ALS. We have been privileged to share the stories […]

Caring for a loved one with ALS brings poignant new perspectives

A week before the annual WALK for ALS in his community, Susan Peacock’s husband, Jeff, spent a few hours on his computer composing a message to post on Facebook using eye gaze software. The technology allows him to communicate now that he can no longer speak, but, as Susan is quick to point out, it […]

The Power of Love: “As long as we’re together, everything will be alright”

Like most couples, Denis and Tom had dreams for their future together. They met 25 years ago in Philadelphia, and when Denis accepted a new position in Toronto, Tom quit his job and moved to a foreign city to be with him. Tom found a job in his field, became a Canadian in 2000 and […]