Demystifying Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

June is the awareness month for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), better known as Lou Gehrig disease. In Canada, close to 3000 people are afflicted with ALS, an incurable disease which gradually brings on total paralysis and whose causes remain unknown to this day. Incurable, ALS is the most common cause of death from neurological disease in the country.

See the video and read the article on Radio-Canada.

Other testimonials: Source Radio-Canada.

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The Barbarian Invasions

This video is a conference by Dr Serge Daneault on Euthanasia in Belgium.

Dr Daneault is a doctor who has been working for the advancement of palliative care at home and at the Notre Dame hospital for the past 20 years. Researcher, author, speaker and medicine professor at the Université de Montréal.

Recorded May 11th in Montreal at the seminar « Let us protect the most vulnerable ».

This video is in French only.

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Suffering, euthanasia and assisted suicide: thinking and intervening

Johanne de Montigny

Johanne de Montigny gave a conference on the occasion of the 10th Summer institute at the Centre de recherche et d'intervention sur le suicide et l'euthanasie (CRISE). Mrs. de Montigny is a psychologist, in the palliative care unit at McGill University's Health Center, the Montreal General hospital and in a private practice.

Conference text

Montreal, May 1st 2013

I feel privileged to be among you today and ...

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When the zest for life wins out

Despite the illness... he did not renounce his role as a father.

«I would do anything for my kids. Life is worth living for the people we love...», wrote Daniel Savage in a letter addressed to his children.

Despite a heavy disability, a father continues to fight his illness for the love of his children. His zest for life wins out over all his difficulties. Watch the video and read the article in TVA Nouvelles

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