Jill Sperling

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Living with ALS: Kamloops family speaks out about daily challenges

By Jill Sperling
June 16, 2017 - 12:30pm Updated: June 17, 2017 - 3:16pm

KAMLOOPS — ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a debilitating neurological disease that currently affects around 3,000 Canadians. 

The disease prevents the brain from communicating with the body's muscles, and eventually inhibits speech and movement. 

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Teddy Bear Mother Goose Picnic promotes play as educational activity

By Jill Sperling
June 15, 2017 - 11:15am Updated: June 15, 2017 - 5:49pm

KAMLOOPS — Hundreds of children were encouraged to get outside and play this morning during the 12th annual Teddy Bear Mother Goose picnic at Riverside Park. 

The cloudy skies did little to discourage parents from bringing their children to the outdoor event.