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Jessica Trudel

Jessica Trudel

Jessica Trudel is a freelance writer, editor and founder of the Silverleaf Writers Guild

Recent Work by Jessica

Local woman in excruciating pain never imagined a small rash was to blame

Local woman in excruciating pain never imagined a small rash was to blame

'I would deliver 10 children all at once rather than go through this pain,' says local woman who had shingles
Entrepreneur says martial arts gave him 'confidence' in fight with Crohn's disease

Entrepreneur says martial arts gave him 'confidence' in fight with Crohn's disease

"Doctors always were saying there was nothing wrong and I was likely faking it,” says Matthew Poulin, a local entrepreneur who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease at 16. “I had done so many tests growing up it was a nightmare."
'I so love to dance and sing and take walks. I can’t do any of that anymore,' says local woman

'I so love to dance and sing and take walks. I can’t do any of that anymore,' says local woman

Leroy says when she first contracted Blasto (a fungal infection) in 2000, her doctors didn’t know what it was
'People think I’m just lazy,' says local woman with rare heart condition

'People think I’m just lazy,' says local woman with rare heart condition

'Because of the struggles I go through with an invisible disability, I tend to be more mindful of others who may have invisible disabilities and try and help them when I can'
This local woman almost died at 13. Her mom is now urging parents to listen to their kids

This local woman almost died at 13. Her mom is now urging parents to listen to their kids

'Too many people are so quick to tell me to my face that it's ‘not true’ or ‘all in my head because there's no such thing,’ only because it's so uncommon and misunderstood,' says Micheline Bussière.
'Kids told me to kill myself because no one would ever love me,' says local woman with rare disorder

'Kids told me to kill myself because no one would ever love me,' says local woman with rare disorder

'People are often afraid of what they don’t know, and seeing someone with my condition can be frightening,' says Mariah Dacata, a local woman with Neurofibromatosis
Local man undergoes two double-lung transplants in span of five years

Local man undergoes two double-lung transplants in span of five years

"I looked at my mother and said my goodbyes. At that moment, I had became physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually broken.”
Child care shortage in Timmins most critical for infants

Child care shortage in Timmins most critical for infants

'Some moms call when they’ve only just had their baby, looking ahead to going back to work after 12 months. We don’t even take infants,' says daycare director
Child care shortage in Timmins most critical for infants

Child care shortage in Timmins most critical for infants

'Some moms call when they’ve only just had their baby, looking ahead to going back to work after 12 months. We don’t even take infants,' says daycare director
Local club seeks members who share passion for tabletop wargames

Local club seeks members who share passion for tabletop wargames

The group has a long-term vision for the club is their group grows, including a hobby store and game tournament