What does it take to welcome young people, particularly young men, into the hard conversations around illness and end of life? Drawing on his experience of living with cystic fibrosis for over 30 years, Jeremie Saunders, co-presenter of the Sickboy podcast, brings real people with life-altering illnesses to a growing audience. In an unparalleled combination of what he calls “bro-science,” humor, and compassion, Saunders inspires us to move beyond euphemism and platitude to speak directly of the things that matter most. 

About the Speaker

Jeremie Saunders is an award-winning actor, producer, and host of Canadian media, including film, television, and podcasts. He lives with the genetic lung disease Cystic Fibrosis. A culmination of his affinity for laughter and education, Jeremie founded Sickboy Podcast which he produces and hosts with his two best friends. Among iTunes’ Best of 2015, Sickboy aims to tear down the walls of stigma and find levity in an otherwise dark situation and features a wide range of guests in conversation – and laughter – about the experiences of living with terminal or chronic illness.