Siobhán and community events

A series of posts by people who are going to host screenings of I AM BREATHING on MND/ALS Global Awareness Day, Friday, June 21, 2013

Picture: Trevor Cranney and Siobhán Rock, both diagnosed with ALS

TREVOR CRANNEY: I am a 40-year-old father of three amazing children, a hockey coach and a loving husband. On December 14th, 2012, I have been handed a death sentence. My wife Lynn and I have been together since high school and have overcome challenge after challenge. This one will be our biggest yet, but that doesn’t mean we won’t accept it. We continue to make the best out of every moment we have together. It has become my mission to be a voice and to help raise awareness.

SIOBHÁN ROCK: The summer 2011 was a busy one. I gave birth to a baby boy, celebrated my daughter’s 2nd birthday, my eldest son’s 20th birthday, my wedding anniversary and I was diagnosed. I was 39 years old. Although my journey is filled with uncertainty, I build courage and strength from the support of my husband, family and friends. Since my diagnosis, I continue to live life to the fullest and strive to raise awareness about ALS and help others. 

Together we are showing the movie in Ottawa. Details and tickets here

This campaign is an wonderful opportunity for us to participate in raising global awareness. Neil's story has touched our heart in a very special way. It is with honour that we will be hosting the movie screening I AM BREATHING with family, friends and members of the community. We are thankful that Neil has shared his personal journey so openly. It has inspired us. May it continue to inspire others around the globe. It is our hope, that our story, along with Neil’s and others living with this horrible disease, generates the required awareness leading to the appropriate funding, support and eventually a cure.

VIDEO:

Can you also host a screening on 21 June, wherever you are? [includes movie excerpts]

Award presented in Toronto, Ontario, May 2013
Ottawa Walk for ALS Ottawa Walk Saturday, June 15, 2013 (see note below)
"I choose to be happy and I choose to live being happy.

- Siobhán Rock, November 28, 2011"