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Mélodie enfant parrainée 24h Tremblant

There is no flower without a little rain.

Mélodie, living with ASD, ADHD and GAD

My name is Mélodie and I am 16 years old. I live with autism spectrum disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Mélodie is a vibrant, outgoing, teenager who expresses herself easily and loves being in the spotlight. Since the age of 6, she has been living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Despite her flamboyant nature, she believes her ADHD makes her unique.

When asked to describe in one sentence what best sums up everything she experiences, she replied, “There is no flower without a little rain.”

School remains a major challenge for Mélodie, despite being in a special class with other teenagers who live with ASD. At Polyvalente des Monts, she also learns notions that will help her enter the job market, thanks to an amazing student café project, the “T’SA coche Café,” which promotes social inclusion. 

Self-acceptance is also a sensitive and complex process for Mélodie, who says she feels free at times, depending on circumstances, but finds it difficult to be completely herself. She can always count on people she loves the most—her best friend, boyfriend and family—who support her, listen and enjoy spending time with her. For Mélodie, a perfect day with her loved ones can be summed up in two words: camping and board games.

Working at a summer camp makes her especially happy, since she loves to spend time with children. In her free time, she hangs out and enjoys  long discussions with friends. They point out her open-mindedness and active listening, two qualities that set her apart.
 

Thanks to the Fondation Tremblant, I participate in the T’SA coche café project, which was created for young people like me.

 

 

For the families of our child heroes, participating in the 24h Tremblant is an opportunity to celebrate life, courage and hope.

Thank you for being an important part of this vast wave of solidarity!

You’re giving children hope for a brighter future through various programs and research projects funded by the 24h and its beneficiaries: Fondation Charles-Bruneau, CHEO Foundation, CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation, The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation and Fondation Tremblant. 

Your donations matter. They make a real difference in the lives of Mélodie and thousands of children.

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