Messages from our community

While it is a special time for many, the holiday season can also be especially difficult for people grieving the loss of someone close to them. We know this to be true in the ALS community because so many of us have felt it ourselves.  The truth is that nobody truly chooses to be part […]

A letter from Mehboob – “You’ve given me strength and hope”

My name is Mehboob, and I’d like to share my story with you. And I want to say thank you. In late 2020, life took an unexpected turn when I was diagnosed with ALS. Once the provider of medical care as a family physician in the community of Stoney Creek, Ontario, I found myself in […]

Daniella D’Amici demonstrates resourcefulness and resilience in the face of adversity

Following her father’s ALS diagnosis in the summer of 2022, Daniella D’Amici – a 2023 ALS Canada Kevin Daly Bursary recipient – continues to demonstrate her resourcefulness and resilience in the face of adversity. Currently a biomedical engineering student at the University of British Columbia, Daniella always knew she wanted to pursue a career that […]

2023 ALS Canada Kevin Daly bursary recipient Sarah Jacob has her sights set on change

For Sarah Jacob, furthering her studies in neuroscience means more than just receiving a degree. Sarah, a master’s student at the University of Calgary, began studying neuroscience during her undergrad, having had a general interest in the subject. Following her mother’s ALS diagnosis in 2018, her passion for neuroscience intensified – specifically ALS research. “I […]

Catherine Brassard exhibits steadfast determination to further her medical studies in the face of ALS

A medical student at the Université de Sherbrooke, Catherine Brassard exhibits a steadfast determination and adherence to furthering her studies in the wake of her father’s ALS diagnosis in early 2023. Her interest in pursuing neurology in her studies was amplified as her family began navigating life with the disease. With her dad’s symptoms first […]

Memories of my father

I couldn’t sleep much the night before GivingTuesday – too much excitement about the day that would come.

Changing the future of ALS: It’s not a matter of “if” but “when”

Small but mighty, the team behind Buck-A-Puck for ALS doesn’t plan on backing down from their dream of hitting their $1 million fundraising goal. George Daly, Joshua Lopez, and Liam Muffitt may look like your average hockey-loving teenage boys, but they’re taking their passion for the sport one step further to change what it means […]

Your messages of hope, strength and resiliency during the holiday season

What is community? It’s where we find people with whom we can share experiences. Community is where we are relentless in our efforts to change ALS forever. It’s where we come together and use our voice to fight for each other. To build resilience.   Community is where we come together to connect meaningfully. A […]