Hello. I am a researcher at ICORD, a spinal cord research centre. I am a clinical biomechanist by training and work in orthopaedics. I love anything to do with the efficiency of movement and mobility whether is walking or wheeling.
I was also born with a rare spinal cord disease called Amyoplasia that affected the cells that send signals to my muscles. Thus, many muscles in my arms and the lower legs did not develop properly. Then when I was 29 I had a car accident that injured the nerves to my legs even more. After that I used a wheelchair for most of my mobility. I used to do a lot of cycling so the transition to wheeling has a lot of similarities but you need your arms instead.
Join me on the 5km run/wheel or support with some funds to help the many with spinal cord impairments, to have the best quality of life, as I feel I do!
|Donation date||Donor name||Donation amount|
|Jun 29||Sharon Mayhew||$50.00|
|Jun 29||Nerida Gill||$50.00|
|Jun 29||Megan MacGillivray||$50.00|
|Jun 29||Ann Marie||$50.00|
|Jun 28||Natalie Wong||$25.00|
|Jun 13||Jamie B||$50.00|
|Jun 04||Ruth Sawatzky||$50.00|
|Jun 04||JOHN SAWATZKY||$250.00|
|May 31||Joan Stevano||$50.00|