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Community Partner from Coloplast, Jiwan Gill, is thrilled to give back to our spinal cord injury community by participating in this year’s Scotiabank Charity Challenge. Here’s why.

jiwan cupcake

After 14 years practising as a Registered Nurse, including time with acute spinal injury patients within our community at ICORD and VGH, Jiwan Gill decided to shift gears. She now works as a Continence Care Representative for Coloplast and supports Spinal Cord Injury BC through her organization’s partnership.

“I’m very proud to be part of a team where our focus is to help people with finding the right solution for their most intimate health care needs, for bladder and bowel concerns—conditions often associated with trauma and taboo.”

Jiwan goes on to say, “Our patient support program, Coloplast Care, allows for us to better understand clients and respond in a manner sensitive to their individual needs—we call this Intimate Healthcare. Our passion is to make a real difference in peoples’ lives and to offer support for deeply personal and private medical conditions—this is what drives and unites us.”

This year, Jiwan is joining SCI BC’s Walk ‘n Rollers team in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge on June 23 to expand her passion for making a difference in people’s lives.

“Last year I wasn’t able to participate in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, but I was very happy to donate. SCI BC unites people to thrive together as a community,” Jiwan says. “I’m very passionate about the work this organization does as their work resonates with my values and the importance of being connected in a community to overcome hardships and enjoy life.”

Jiwan Gill and Shelley Milstein, SCI BC’s Manager of Philanthropy—at the 2018 Adaptive Adrenaline Whistler Weekend.

Jiwan first experienced our SCI community at SCI BC’s Adaptive Adrenaline Whistler Weekend this past summer, where it left a lasting impression. “It was so lovely to see the smiles on everyone’s face, to be in the outdoors, connecting with one another and nature, while being active with access to experiences that may not always be easy to do on our own,” she says.

“SCI BC has one of the most wonderful teams of dedicated staff and volunteers,” Jiwan contines. “I truly admire all their efforts and I look forward to continue my work and volunteering with this amazing organization!”

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