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Elderly woman calmed down distressed man on SkyTrain when nobody else would

February 4th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Elderly woman calmed down distressed man on SkyTrain when nobody else would)

12642434_10156505975005615_6495871361051896227_nAn elderly woman’s simple act of compassion for a distressed man on the Vancouver SkyTrain has touched thousands of people

Ehab Taha wrote about what he witnessed on his Facebook page. Taha said he was on the SkyTrain when a large man started “being very aggressive on the bus with erratic movements, cursing, shouting, etc.” With most passengers fearful for what might happen, Taha said a woman in her 70s reached out to the man and held his hand. He grew calm and sat down quietly on the floor, his eyes filling with tears.  Read the rest of this article at Buzzfeed…

The secret struggle of a lifetime

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on The secret struggle of a lifetime)

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Like many Canadians, Philippe Hudon has been playing hockey since the moment he learned to walk. Unlike most children, however, Hudon was very neat and organized

“His room was always impeccable. I was never complaining [about] that actually,” said his mother, Ann-Julie Lebeuf. Little did she know that this fascination with cleanliness and the need for order would spiral out into an experience that would change his life. Hudon was only 17-years-old when he realized he had “tics” and “obsessive-compulsive habits.”  Read the rest of this article at The Link…

On our People First Radio broadcast this week

February 3rd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on On our People First Radio broadcast this week)

Call to action concludes powerful JR LaRose anti-violence presentation

February 2nd, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views | people first radio - (Comments Off on Call to action concludes powerful JR LaRose anti-violence presentation)

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Patrick Aleck, from Stz’uminus First Nation, shared a powerful call to action at the conclusion of former B.C. Lions’ JR LaRose’s “Be More Than a Bystander” event February 1st in Nanaimo

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Nanaimo author pens book about Hepatitis C journey

January 30th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Nanaimo author pens book about Hepatitis C journey)

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Award-winning poet Kim Goldberg never thought she would live to see a cure for Hepatitis C. When the cure arrived and Goldberg reaped the victory, it gave her the poem of a lifetime

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Our most-listened-to PFR podcast online in January

January 28th, 2016 | Posted by vimhsadmin in news & views - (Comments Off on Our most-listened-to PFR podcast online in January)