born English (British); Black
Track and field athlete
Born deaf from maternal rubella in North Lambeth, England; family emigrated to Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Briefly attended a public school, then went to and graduated the Manitoba School for the Deaf. In school, she became a track star, competing with hearing as well as deaf athletes, and in 1985 represented Canada at the World Games for the Deaf. Continued to participate in national and international track meets, winning some silver and gold medals at the 1993 World Games for the Deaf. Plans to attend either Gallaudet University or the National Technical Institute for the Deaf were stymied by cuts in Canadian government student funding, and she returned to England, continuing to train in track for competition in the 2001 and 2005 World Games for the Deaf. Planned to marry Nick Busk, also a runner, in 2002, and also hoped to attend Melrose College of Design in California.
Deaf Women of Canada, p.179-180.