Can you believe that this was the back-up plan for the day? We set out to shoot Canada's highest mountain, Mt. Logan but the weather had other plans.
When the pilot said we'd be flying over to Kathleen Lake instead, I knew we would be in for a treat. I'd stayed here a few days prior, and suspected it would be even more mind-blowing from the air . . .
Oh and the name of the hike up this peak?
The King's Throne.
Need I say more?
This place speaks for itself.
What started as an idea 27 months ago... is now becoming real. The countless all nighters, the insane ups and downs, times of doubt and extreme belief. I stuck with it. This was not an over night project, I learned so much along the way so far, about what I was doing tactically, but also and mostly about myself. This brand became an outlet for me to spill a lot of emotion into a brand I can now say I'm proud of. When something like Friedreich's Ataxia touches someone in your family, there is really no sense to be made of something like this. In time you learn a harsh truth... life is not fair for all. But you also learn, life can be measured in more than one way, and when you find the line of what is and isn't in your control, it becomes clear that you are not powerless. You can do something. You can take a tragic and horrible circumstance, and make a decision to not let it define the rest of your life. This movement is bigger than a logo on a shirt. We will make a real difference in the conversation towards FA. We will inspire ordinary people to do extraordinary things, to have courage to conquer their own challenges and adversities in their own lives. We will be the outlier. Together we will #cureFA . When you start to open your mind, you see how much you are truly in control of what you do today, and what tomorrow will look like. Mindset is a powerful thing. It's a choice to use your voice, it's a choice to stand up and do something. Sometimes the bad things in life put us right on a path to the best things that ever will. I wanted to just make a post to truly say thank you to everyone who as been an early support of our clothing company @mindmatterink , and just say how truly humbled I am off of the responses and messages and comments I've gotten since our launch of kindness, encouragement, and inspiration. I am truly thankful for every single person. My littlest brother is my inspiration, I could not be fuelled by a more powerful thing. This is just the beginning #mindmatterink#couragetoconquer#cureFA
In 1989, after almost a decade of research, Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui and his team of scientists, including Drs. Kerem (left) and Rommens (right), at SickKids identified the gene responsible for causing cystic fibrosis, a medical discovery that is understood to be one of the most significant breakthroughs in human genetics in the past 50 years. Here they are pictured in the lab the day the Science paper on the CFTR discovery was published.
Over the last 50 years the life expectancy of a child with CF has increased by 10 fold, from four years to over 48 years. Not only is life longer for these individuals, but the quality of life has greatly improved. This is the direct result of the work of scientists and clinicians dedicated to seeking a greater understanding of the disease and improving treatments. The discovery of the CF gene at SickKids over 25 years ago has laid the foundation for the development of new therapies to further help treat patients with CF, at SickKids, across Canada, and around the world.
To recognize Canada 150, we are celebrating SickKids moments that have shaped the hospital – and the nation. Throughout 2017, we’ll be highlighting the people and ideas that have contributed to Canada’s past, present and future.
Excited to see that 'Colour Prince Edward Island' just made the 2017 PEI Gift List, as chosen by local retailers! Many thanks for your show of support, PEI! Photo by @jmweb7🎄
We were happy to hear that the cheapest flight we could get from Mexico to Halifax last weekend included an overnight stopover in Ottawa. We got to stay with some incredible friends and see the capital's Canada 150 celebrations lit up at night. We arrived right in time for the city's first snow sticking to the ground, which was very welcome after the heat and humidity of Mexico 😅