This is quite an honour and my pleasure to further the cause of ALS/MND on a global scale. Many of you who know me know that international collaboration is near and dear to my heart. I have a passion not only for travel, but of meeting people of diverse cultures, thoughts, opinions and knowledge. Some of my tasks will include providing input on International Advocacy for PALS/CALS, and being a "voice" of PALS to advance the Alliance's Mission: to create a world free of ALS/MND.
Diagnosed with ALS in September 2013 at the age of 41, Carol has surpassed the two- to three-year life expectancy that was originally given by her neurologist. At the time Carol was an active member of her community, working full time with the Canadian Mental Health Association as an art therapist. Currently living in Ottawa with her husband Travis, Carol is an Ambassador for the ALS Society of Canada. She has participated in advocacy for ALS awareness and research funding with the University of Ottawa, various media agencies, and the federal government of Canada. Having lived in four countries, over ten cities, and having travelled extensively worldwide, Carol has a passion for international collaboration. To learn more please visit her blog at www.livelovelaughwithcarol.com.