15 Minutes of Fame

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying everyone gets 15 minutes of fame, well here’s mine. The only thing is that I’m already dead. My name is Durwin John Cadeau, I am 26 and I have ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Maybe 15 minutes from now lots of people will have read this and my story will help make more people aware of ALS. I had a funny feeling from the first time I had a cramp in my leg that it was ALS. I remember telling my mom I had cramps and when I started limping on my right leg she would always say, “It can’t be ALS you’re only 26.” You see ALS runs in my family, my grandma, one of my aunts and two of my uncles all died from ALS. I also have an aunt living with ALS right now. My mom thought I was too young and I guess she was praying that I would not have it.

After seeing several different doctors in Timmins, and running lots of different tests, almost everything but ALS has been ruled out. I am scheduled for an appointment with an ALS specialist in southern Ontario who is the head of ALS [...] continue the story

Counting Backwards

The day before Joe was diagnosed with Leukemia he was content with ignoring his passion and walking the safe road in life. Now that his days are numbered, the questions that used to be so easy to avoid are now impossible to ignore. Joe refuses treatment in order to live his final days to the fullest. Deciding that now more than ever, it’s important that he experience love – he chooses not to tell Claire, the girl of his dreams, about his dismal prognosis. He begins writing a novel about his experiences as both a method of coping and an attempt at a legacy. As Joe turns the comedic disaster of his life into fantastic triumphs of fiction, he learns to be the courageous and artistic hero of his mind, and ultimately discovers that he is living a life worth fighting for.

Testicular Cancer

A documentary about personal struggle going through Testicular Cancer.

Ballsy Cancer Society is a universal hub of resources educating men and women on the signs and treatment of testicular cancer. The society works as a national, community-based charitable organization managed primarily by volunteers whose mission and purpose in life is to eradicate testicular cancer in men and improve the lives of those living with the disease.