Generous TV Jean-Marie Lapointe

Jean-Marie Labpointe is not only generous to the camera. Altruism has always flowed in his veins.

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Richard Terrain

Richard Terrain
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Right after our conversation, he went to serve up the meal at the Maison du Père in Montreal, as he does every Wednesday. Two days later, he’ll do so at Mission Bon Accueil, another valuable resource for less fortunate people.

“My volunteer commitment, I need it. A bit like a pianist who needs to make his scales and arrange the sounds. There is no such thing as volunteering to bring you back to Earth,” he told me.

victorious per second, his new series airing on Moi et Cie since Monday at 9 pm, faithful to his deep nature. Each week, we highlight the immediate entourage of the disabled athlete, those essential companions who are the eyes, arms and support of the latter.

“In the vignettes that we often see of Olympic or Paralympic athletes, the image focuses exclusively on the athlete. For us, it’s exactly the opposite: you have to see the athlete and relate to him, but we also want to show the human qualities of volunteers and comrades “, explains Jean-Marie Lapointe, who wanted Find out their motives.

We can regard the relationship between parathyti and companion as a case of dependency; Watching the series, we see a symbiosis of beings who completely trust each other and bring so much to each other.

This is illustrated in Monday’s episode, which centers on Maximilian Moreau, a tandem biker, who teams up with Benoit L’Alumiere Cloutier, a blind person who is only six degrees sharp, as in the series presented by Simone Poliris. You will see them compete in an exciting race where they have to do a 180 degree turn. Because the series is also highly dependent on performance and override.

Directed and written by Pierre-Antoine Fournier, this six-and-a-half-hour series is very stimulating. victorious per second It is a continuation of Jean-Marie Lapointe’s two-decade engagement as spokesperson for Défi sportif AlterGo, which brings together athletes with functional limitations every year.

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Paralympic athlete Mathieu Saint-Pierre with Jean-Marie Labpointe

Most episodes end with the apotheosis of a large competition, like the first, presented for free on TVA +, in which the camera was trained on the wife of Paracano athlete Mathieu Saint-Pierre, Julian Maureen Nollet, who was watching her boyfriend participate in the Tokyo Games.

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in Added Valuea series of interviews conducted by Véronique Cloutier with personalities embodying different values, presented from 15 June in the Véro.tv section of ICI Tou.tv Extra’s Extra, Jean-Marie Lapointe acknowledges that half of the messages he receives are requests for help and takes the time to respond to Everyone.

“When a mother writes to tell you that she no longer sees her son in the street and wonders if he is still alive, and then we learn that her son has been found drowned under the Jacques-Cartier bridge, how can you not answer that? Yes, it takes time But it’s not heavy for me at all.

“I have a lot of resources around me and I’m sure I have a possible solution. I don’t have on my back solving his problem, I’m not playing the champ, I’m just a transfer belt.”

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I couldn’t speak to Jean-Marie Lapointe without asking him about his father, Jean Lapointe, whom the audience happily saw again in an interview with Patrice Roy over the holidays.

“My dad lights up with a Kodak, he’s a showman! Jean-Marie told me.

“What happened to him is a miracle. Two years ago, he joined CHUM in such a sorry state. With CHSLD Saint-Georges, they brought him back and fixed him. The father suffers from disturbances in circulation and expression, small episodes of dementia, but in spite of everything, he lives Nowadays he has always been very anxious and today I feel that he is much less anxious.

“He’s strong, Dad. When he’s there, it’s all there. We enjoy every moment with him because what tells me he’ll be there next week? He hasn’t received an end-of-life diagnosis, but I won’t take a chance.”



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