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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New Director announcement

Dear friends of Living with Dignity,It is a great pleasure that I'm announcing the nomination of Mr. Nicolas Steenhout as director general of the Living with Dignity network (LWD).

Mr. Steenhout is originally from Montreal. He has extensive experience in Canada, the U.S. and New Zealand in advocacy and media relations for the needs of people with disabilities. He directed Centers for Independent Living in two U.S. states. He comes to VDD from Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, where he ...

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