Living Proof

Living with Parkinson’s

It only takes a few minutes. A wave of symptoms washes over Doug Curtis and the funny, vibrant Calgary playwright shuts down right in front of your eyes, consumed by the disease he has been fighting for over a decade – Parkinson’s. Read More


Restored Hope

Three years ago, Tony Hiltz lost his driver’s license and his job. He wasn’t able to drive or continue working as a professional chef because he had just been declared legally blind.  Read More.


 

Living with MS

Playing with your children is one of the joys of being a parent. But what if your body won’t let you? That’s the reality Marie-Claude Park faced just five months after her second child was born. Read More.



Reaching New Heights

When Sylvain Bédard was told he had a heart, he thought he had won the lottery. The then father of four had been close to deaths door suffering for years from idiopathic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the blood vessels in the heart. Read More.

 

All I See is Hope

Twenty years ago Maureen Smith’s optimism and hopeful outlook was starting to wane. Her body was deteriorating and everyday activities were a struggle. Read more.

 

 

Living Life to the Fullest 

It was supposed to be a joyful time. It was 1997 and Tannis Charles and her husband Bill had just welcomed their second child, Liam, to the world. But within a very short time Tannis couldn’t do things a mother should be able to do. Read more

 

Living Through Pain

Steven Croucher is like any other 19 year-old. He goes to school, likes to hang out with his friends and see movies. The difference is Steven does all these things in pain. Read More



Barely Surviving to Thriving

Tiko Kerr doesn’t look sick. He’s a healthy, active man who rows four times a week. He defies anyone’s image of a man who has lived with HIV for almost 30 years. Read More.



My Life is to be Active

Gérard Genest was born with hemophilia, a rare disorder in which a person’s blood does not clot normally. He received several blood transfusions over the course of his life. As a child, he was still able to play hockey enjoy time with friends and family.Read More.




Living with Prostrate Cancer

Diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer at the age of 58, Stewart Campbell was left with some difficult choices. Since surgery or radiation would have only been qualified as palliative care, and because of the potential of unpleasant side effects, he chose medicine to control his prostate cancer. Read More.