Samantha's Law is an advocacy initiative in the Province of Alberta. Samantha Lauren Martin was born June 4, 1993 and died December 3, 2006. Samantha Martin was born with Testrasomy 18p , a rare chromosome syndrome, resulting in global developmental delays, Autism and a Seizure disorder. In 2009 the House of Commons tabled the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognizing December 3 as International Day of Persons with Disability.
Lorie Gurnett is an award winning author, coach and speaker who helps first responders and their families fight trauma, PTSD, depression, and suicidal thoughts through a 5-Step process of combating fear, discovering their true identity and embracing the community of support around them.
Soul Sisters Memorial Foundation was started after Jeanelle Christine Vachon Lobsinger was lost to suicide. The organization began with Jeanelle’s mother Christine Vachon and her aunts Karen Zadunayski, Kelly Dul and Colleen Young.
Marci is passionate about many things, including her mission to empower people to make sense of their past, trust their authentic selves, and have a meaningful life.
Alcohol addiction can happen to anyone. While not everyone who drinks will become an alcoholic, heavy drinking over a long period makes it more likely that a problem will develop. Many other factors, including genetics and underlying mental disorders, can contribute to alcoholism.