2018 Disability Pride Parade

 Waiting for the parade to start.    Russell carrying the CNA Sign  Sylvia at the starting line.  We made the CTV news… briefly.     Linda PetiotLinda is an independent information technology business analyst and Vice President of the CNA.

2018 Yard Sale Fundraiser

The June 2nd, 2018 yard sale was a great success.  We raised $712.00, about $100.00 of which was from donations. And we had some fun doing it!   Linda PetiotLinda is an independent information technology business analyst and Vice President of…

2017 Calgary Award Nomination

On March 21, 2018 at  CNA’s monthly meeting, we surprised Sylvia Donley, our President, by announcing she has been nominated for a 2017 Calgary Award. Congratulations Sylvia, we are all so happy to have you in our lives and on…

Russell and Linda – Charcot Marie Tooth Disease

Russell, his mother Linda, and his grandfather Eric have all been diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth disease in the past two years.  Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) Disease, also known as Hereditary Peripheral Neuropathy, is a genetic condition discovered by 3…

Neuropathy and Medical Cannabis

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  There are a growing number of people using medical cannabis for a variety health issues.  In fact, neuropathy sufferers are considered one of the patient groups who seem to find it find it most beneficial as it is very…

When Depression Accompanies Pain

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Depression is the most common mental health disorder, and the leading cause of disability in the world. One in five individuals will suffer depression in their lifetime. Psychological symptoms include depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of worthlessness…

Chronic Pain Shrinks the Brain

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As we all know, pain is something human beings are not too fond of and usually avoid if we have a choice. But millions of us suffer from pain on a daily basis with no hope in sight. Research has…