What was your main motivation to donate?
Research into childhood diseases is a cause that was close to our hearts, my wife and I. Sadly I must speak only of myself now, as my wife passed away three years ago. For me, the desire to help children heal is ever-present. As it was my wife who had the idea to give to the Foundation of Stars in the first place, I wanted to somehow preserve our tradition of giving.
My wife was a nurse and loved children: she worked with them in various hospitals, mainly in Quebec, and she had a special gift caring for them. I was thrilled with the idea of giving the Foundation of Stars, as the fate of sick children touches me deeply.
Unfortunately, we did not have children ourselves, nature wanted otherwise. I feel a sense of pride and happiness thinking that I contribute in my own way for the future of these small beings.
What kind of project would you like the Foundation of Stars launch in the future?
I trust the Foundation of Stars organization, and I am sure that the funds will be distributed wisely. This is also one of the reasons why we chose it. The only thing I expect is that the gifts be used as much as possible to support research into children's diseases.
What advice would you give someone who wants to support a cause?
I would definitely recommend the Foundation of Stars for future donors, because it is a cause that is very close to my own heart. I think it is important to find what your priorities are. For example, in my case, I decided to donate instead of traveling and felt it was my way of saying, "Be brave kids, I support you and I think about you often!