Last week I had the honour of writing a front-page story for The Province about little Nolin, a three-year-old Mission boy who was the first in the world to be diagnosed with NANS deficiency. It’s a devastating disease that has left him unable to talk, lift his head, or even move much on his own. He’s completely dependent on caregivers for everything. Doctors and researchers have already learned a great deal from him and they’re hoping to be able to help other sufferers of the condition. In the meantime, the family is raising funds to try to make Nolin’s life a little better. Help them out if you can!
Over at my other job at The Province newspaper, I’ve started a new series called The Province Cares. I’m going to profile people in the local community who need a little help. First up is the family of little Owen, who’s had some hard luck in life. The family are some of the hardest-working people I’ve met, who have handled their challenge with incredible grace and strength. I felt humbled by their courage and resilience. They could use a little help caring for Owen, though, so please read the story and help if you can. Even sharing the story on your network will help them out!