My Friend Ted is a podcast about, well, my friend Ted.
Ted was diagnosed with ALS when he was in his mid 50’s. It takes an extremely brave person to share their thoughts and feelings about living with a fatal disease for which there is no cure.
Every time we sat down to record an episode, I was humbled by Ted’s capacity to keep looking forward, his will to adapt, and his sense of humour.
The last episode “The Lines Behind Me” was produced just a few days before he died on April 6, 2020. Ted was 57.
My Friend Ted: Do What You Can
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. Ted at home in New Westminster My Friend Ted,…Continue reading »
My Friend Ted: Front Loaded
Sometimes I feel like maybe I needed this disease to learn what I was not able to learn myself. Ted in the front room My Friend Ted, Episode #2 Ouimet Presents #8 This is the second episode in this series…Continue reading »
My Friend Ted: Hope
I think I have to set a different bar for what hope is. My Friend Ted, Episode #3 Ouimet Presents #10 This is the third episode in this series called My Friend Ted. Produced by Robert Ouimet. Additional recording by…Continue reading »
My Friend Ted: The Need to Live
I've always thrived with change...I just was never looking forward to this kind of change. My Friend Ted, Episode #4 Ouimet Presents #11 This is the fourth episode in this series called My Friend Ted. Produced by Robert Ouimet. This…Continue reading »
My Friend Ted: The Lines Behind Me
We talked about lines in the sand. But I was so busy looking forward to see the lines, I didn't realize they were under my feet all along. So that's when I had the resolve to end my life. Ted…Continue reading »