In the face of hardship and an ALS diagnosis, love persists

Mutiat and Idris met on a street in Lagos, Nigeria 21 years ago and became fast friends. Their friendship was kindled for almost a decade before they realized they were in love and wanted to build a life together. “She makes me a better person,” says Idris. “She motivated me to go back to school. […]

No stranger to adversity, Susheela faced ALS with courage

Advocacy and funding for research and community-based support services are things that were important to Susheela. She was featured in ALS Canada’s eAdvocacy campaign this year which launched during ALS Awareness Month in June, and she’s also featured in our end of year holiday giving campaign. We recently learned that Susheela passed away from ALS […]

Steve may have lost his singing voice, but he hasn’t lost hope

Steve Daly loved to belt out a tune for family and friends. The 50-year-old husband and father of four is known for his extroverted personality and, before being diagnosed with ALS, enjoyed playing hockey, riding road bikes with friends, cooking for his family, taking his kids to their sporting events and generally being busy and […]

Meeting an urgent need: Why it’s important now more than ever to give

“ALS doesn’t stop. Neither will we.” ALS researcher and ALS Canada Board Member Christine Vande Velde said these words at the start of the pandemic in reference to her team’s work in the lab, but they were quickly adopted as a rally cry by ALS Canada and ALS organizations around the globe. Across Canada, we […]