I’m not going to say this time has been stolen from me. I’m just going to move on. It’s what’s going to happen whether I get frustrated or angry or not.
My Friend Ted, Episode #1
Ouimet Presents #6
This is the inaugural episode of a podcast series called My Friend Ted.
Produced by Robert Ouimet.
This episode is titled: Do What You Can.
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My Friend Ted – Episode 1 – Do What You Can
Wake up to a nightmare instead of vice versa.
ALS is relentless, but it’s slow.
Chicago – first symptoms.
Shock and disbelief.
Why it’s difficult to diagnose.
Look at the big picture.
Make the best of it, enjoy our time together.
Dr. Andrew Eisen
ALS Society of BC
What is ALS (Wikipedia)
All episode in this series:
- August 20, 2020 My Friend Ted: The Lines Behind Me
- December 18, 2019 My Friend Ted: The Need to Live
- September 26, 2019 My Friend Ted: Hope
- July 1, 2019 My Friend Ted: Front Loaded
- June 17, 2019 My Friend Ted: Do What You Can
Wendy Toyer says
Thank you for your courage in sharing your journey with ALS. This will help to increase awareness and will support others living with, and affected by ALS.
John A says
Thank you for this. Circumstances kept me from having the opportunity to really hear from Ted first hand as he has gone through these last 2 years. During countless airline delays, long drives, and to many meals I learned so much about Ted but mostly to never be surprised about an experience he had or tidbit he knows or his sage advice. Being a coast away this podcast let’s me visit a dear friend, hear from him first hand and remember why he is my friend.
Patsy Price says
Ted has more grace and humor than anyone I know. What an amazing man. He has played a big role in my life. What an wonderful podcast. Thank you for sharing your journey and struggle. You are a remarkable man. I am better for having known you and privileged to call you my friend. I love you Ted!
Francois Potvin says
Nice job! I hope everyone listens to this. I look forward to listening to the other podcasts. All the best to Ted and his family.
What a touching and humble episode. Definitely looking forward to part 2!
Thank you to everyone involved for putting the work in to share this difficult story.
Ann Zitaruk says
Ted’s attitude and strength has always been a part of him. It was so good to hear his voice again — thank you so much for doing this podcast and I look forward to the next one. Being a co-worker with Ted for many years was always a pleasure.
Kim L says
A great podcast, can’t wait to hear more. ALS was a distant illness to me until Ted’s revelation a couple of years ago. Hearing his and Robin’s voice sharing the diagnosis and day to day coping mechanisms is sad but meaningful. Thank you so much for sharing his story. Even in his weakest moments he still continues to share his all, teach us all, inspire us all, to dig deep and be the best that we can be. That’s Ted, by hook or by crook, class isn’t over yet.
Lowayne Taylor says
Correction, Thank you for taking the time to share your journey, much appreciated
Kim Belden says
Ted, Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your life through a Podcast. I’m subscribing. God bless.
An old school mate told me about this . I had gone to School with his wife since kindergarten. What a brave family. My heart goes out to them all for the strength and bravery. This was a very good pod cast.