In response to the challenge prompt to “engage a micro-community using digital storytelling platforms”, this group of students honored the memory of one of their group member’s uncles, Craig, who had recently passed away from ALS. The students collected Craig’s nutritional recipes for blended meals that can be consumed through feeding tubes, and designed and self-published a recipe book specifically for ALS patients. Through Craig’s recipes, we come to know his story.
As part of their research, the students collaborated with the ALS Society of Quebec, researched the needs of ALS patients, consulted health professionals and engaged with the active online community of people sharing resources related to the disease.
The final product is a recipe book, in the form of a ‘zine, which also includes links to guided meditations that helped Craig through his illness. Some of the meditations are catered specifically to ALS patients who are on ventilators. All of this material is available in both French and English.
Guided meditations: http://www.als-sla.com/#!music/ck2e
Downloadable PDF of the recipe book: