Giving back honours a father’s sacrifice and untimely passing

Lolo Lam has a deep sense of gratitude for the sacrifices her parents made leaving Hong Kong so she and her two brothers could have a better life in Canada. She was only a child at the time, but she still remembers her parents taking her to a protest rally during the summer of 1989 […]

The end of the year brings reflection and renewed perspective

“ALS is not for the weak of heart,” says Martha Williams whose husband, Scott, has been living with a slow-progressing form of ALS since 2015. The symptoms may be slow-moving compared to the rapid decline some ALS patients experience, but looking back over the past year, Scott says, “it’s still too fast for us.” Last […]

When you live with ALS, you can’t afford to take time for granted

Peter Wood has never taken time for granted, especially moments in the presence of his two young children. “Every day counts when you can’t take for granted that you’ll have enough time together,” he says. “I wish I could still hug them so they could feel just how much I love them.” Peter and his […]

Holiday gatherings connect family and honour a mother’s memory

Mahek Kaur is a 15-year-old first generation Canadian with strong cultural roots to her parents’ homeland in Punjab, India. “The importance of family connections is ingrained in us,” she says. “We have huge families and we stick together.” This holiday season, when Mahek’s extended family travels from across Canada and the United States to be […]