Testimonial from Salimata Konaté

Testimonial from Salimata Konaté

Crucial support for a family hit by the unexpected When my son was in daycare, I noticed that he didn’t express himself as well as the other children. In December 2019, he had a hearing test that revealed moderately severe deafness. I didn’t know anything about this condition. In my mind, a person was either deaf or not. I had no idea that there...

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Testimonial of Marie-Josée Beauchamp

Testimonial of Marie-Josée Beauchamp

A team effort helped me regain my independence With the help of IRGLM’s specialists, I overcame a quadruple amputation Today, the REA Foundation needs you to help people during their rehabilitation following an accident, illness, etc. In the summer of 2017, when I was 36 years old, my life changed due to a group A streptococcal infection...

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Testimonial of Marcel Gauvreau

Testimonial of Marcel Gauvreau

Many years ago, at the age of four, I got poliomyelitis. I was immediately sent to Hôpital Pasteur (which no longer exists), in Montréal. For nine months, I was paralyzed from the neck down. No one knew if my body would ever return to normal.

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Testimonial of Stéphanie

Testimonial of Stéphanie

Specialists who are compassionate, flexible, inspiring and always kindhearted The Centre de réadaptation Raymond-Dewar quickly became a very  precious ally. In January 2018, when our children started receiving help from the Centre de réadaptation Raymond-Dewar, they were facing several language and motor skills challenges. Alexis, 8 years old,...

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Testimonial of Aron Korenblit

Testimonial of Aron Korenblit

Impelled by the motivation of nine professionals Vadim Korenblit found his way back to a normal life after a stroke and coma. I’m Aron Korenblit. The story I’m going to tell you does not end in tragedy or death. It’s not about superheroes as such. Only ordinary people with tranquil, well-ordered lives. This story is the story of my father, Vadim,...

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Testimonial of David Brown

Testimonial of David Brown

Returning to his passions and…rediscovering the will to live With the support of the IRGLM, David Brown rebuilt his life from scratch. In May 2020, my life was turned upside down in a matter of seconds when my car smashed into another vehicle. After that, I blacked out—I don’t remember a thing. It was the middle of the pandemic, and I was...

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Testimonial of Nicolas Steresco

Testimonial of Nicolas Steresco

Getting his life and his autonomy back And yet, Nicolas Steresco thought nothing would ever be the same again On April 15, 1998, a little motorcycle outing changed my life forever. At the time, I was pretty reckless, and I lost control. The result was a severe head injury and a fractured left tibia and fibula. After four months in hospital, I...

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Testimonial of Stéphanie Ratté

Testimonial of Stéphanie Ratté

Starting from zero In January 2020, Stéphanie Ratté was pregnant and the mother of an 18-month-old girl when her life was turned upside down in a matter of days. Thankfully, the Parents Plus Clinic came to her rescue with material, psychological and parental assistance. At the age of 31, Stéphanie Ratté was dividing her time between her work as a...

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Testimonial of Pierre Drouin

Testimonial of Pierre Drouin

Regaining quality of life after an amputation When Pierre Drouin decided to amputate his left foot at the age of 64, he took the first step towards complete recovery and a better life. I was born with a neurological problem, called neuropathy, in my left foot that caused repeated and uncontrollable infections. In November 2020, I met with a...

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Testimonial from Sylvie Quesnel

Testimonial from Sylvie Quesnel

Regaining what I thought I’d lost After a traumatic event that left me completely deaf, I was able to recover my hearing thanks to the specialists at the IRD and their constant presence. With their help, I regained a quality of life that I thought I’d lost forever. This is the story of how hope became a happy reality. On June 10, 2019, on my way...

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Testimonial of Normand Talbot

Testimonial of Normand Talbot

Hard work and lots of love saved me After an accident that almost cost him his life, Normand Talbot put his fate in the hands of the experts at the Institut de réadaptation de Montréal. The happy outcome is a testament to his incredible will and the quality care he received. This is the story of a true survivor. On August 17, 2007, at the age of...

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Testimonial of Marie-Josée Blais

Testimonial of Marie-Josée Blais

When support brings renewed hope and confidence Marie-Josée Blais often thought of herself as a “lost cause,” but is now savouring her autonomy. Today, thanks to the care and guidance of experts, Marie-Josée Blais can accomplish her life projects, engage in social causes and explore her artistic talents. But for a long time, this 39-year-old...

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Testimonial of Éveline Claire Nguepi

Testimonial of Éveline Claire Nguepi

The story of a survivor After a long and difficult journey, Éveline Claire Nguepi expresses her gratitude. Originally from Cameroon, Éveline-Claire Nguepi, a physician by training, immigrated to Canada with her family in 2012. She was 39 years old. Less than two years after her arrival, she went into a hospital and came out a paraplegic....

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Testimonial of Véronique Pagé

Testimonial of Véronique Pagé

Learning to really listen to your body Suffering from intense physical pain,Véronique Pagé received immediate care,and so much more. I have had cerebral palsy since birth and have always had to use Canadian crutches:also called "forearm crutches" because of the way they are used Although very practical, this tool is very demanding on the physical...

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Testimonial from Cynthia Savard, Evan’s mother

Testimonial from Cynthia Savard, Evan’s mother

Ten days before he was born, Evan’s diagnosis hit us like a ton of bricks: he was completely deaf in both ears. First, it was shock, disbelief and pure emotion. But very quickly, we swung into action and surgery was proposed for two cochlear implants. In 15 minutes, the decision was made. The best decision I could have made for my son, his...

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Testimonial of Émilie Papillon

Testimonial of Émilie Papillon

In 2005, while I was jogging, I felt a partial loss in my field of vision. Worried, I consulted several specialists, to no avail. Then, I saw a newly graduated optometrist who detected the first signs of multiple sclerosis. I was in shock. At that time, I was 24, an accomplished professional, a communications consultant for the government. It was...

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Testimonial of Alexandre Thibault

Testimonial of Alexandre Thibault

I look back, less than two years ago, to that day at the Régates de Valleyfield hydroplane race, surrounded by friends, living life to the fullest, and eagerly awaiting the birth of my son, Logan. It was a hot day. There was a long dock. I dove in. But I was fooled by the length of the dock. The water was barely two feet deep and I ended up a...

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Testimonial of Jonathan Plante

Testimonial of Jonathan Plante

On March 12, 2007, at the age of 26, my life was turned upside down after a serious accident. A carpenter by trade, I fell and severed my spinal cord, leaving me a paraplegic. Nine days later, the six most life-changing weeks of my life began at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal. From our very first meeting, <>...

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