Born hearing impaired at Toronto; mainstreamed in public schools grades 3-12. Gallaudet University for 1 year, but dropped out because Gallaudet did not offer courses related to her interest of physiotherapy. Attended the University of Toronto with great difficulties, finally graduating 1996 and becoming Canada's first deaf physiotherapist; also passed the national physiotherapist licensing exams. Worked for the Alberta provincial government in a long-term care facility for persons with developmental disabilities.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.256.