Interviewed during the 2013 Women’s Tea
“My ex was in a wheelchair for six months and I decided that I wanted to help somebody that was in a wheelchair. I’ve been involved with Spinal Cord Injury BC for about 12 years now.
One of the things I was really impressed with when I started volunteering is that everyone is really upbeat and positive.
I think the Women’s Tea is great a great event in the sense that it helps people network and it makes everyone feel really pretty. The women get their hair done and their makeup and a little massage and they’re treated really really fantastically, so I love that. I think an event like this is important to get out, to socialize and also to meet new people.
The reason I love volunteering is that I feel really blessed with all the things I have in my life and I always count my blessings and look forward to helping somebody else out that needs some help.
What I’d like other people to know about Spinal Cord Injury BC is that it’s a great organization to be involved in, there are a lot of different facets and it’s worth checking it out.
It has certainly changed my perspective of disability. It makes me appreciate some of the things that people have to go through. At the Bus Stop Hop I sat in a wheelchair and tried to get around and I’ve realized some of the difficulties people have to go through. My hat goes off to all these people who have overcome the challenge of being in a disabled position.”