Dedicated individuals

Mado Desforges

Mado Desforges: from patient to resource person

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, Mado Desforges was treated at HMR and is now a survivor of the disease. Grateful for the excellent care she received, and a strong believer in the need to constantly improve the information and support given to cancer patients, she now acts as a resource-patient and trainer-patient for the oncology program at HMR.

Mado is in charge of the Fonds CROIRE, which funds relaxation activities and training sessions for patients who come to HMR for cancer treatments. Massage therapy, yoga, nutritional support, assistance with sexual health, and meditation are some of the alternative methods she recommends to help them feel better. Mado is also the co‑founder of the CROIRE choir, made up of cancer patients at HMR.