Volunteer Peer Mentor
Chilliwack, BC

Pete Froese

Is there anything Pete hasn’t done? From travel agent, employment counsellor, marketing manager, salesman and firefighter to owner-operator of a poultry farm, Pete has had an eclectic career. Injured in a car crash in 2005, Pete knows firsthand the challenges of living with a spinal cord injury.

“As an SCI (T-8 complete) survivor, I had to recast the vision and mission of my personal life—physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. How could I now affect and impact my community? My attempts to reintegrate into the society around me have resulted in epic failures, comical misunderstandings, as well as gracious compromises that could be viewed as successful.”

Pete enjoys hanging out and spending quality time with his wife Debbie and his children and grandchildren. He loves to vacation—someplace warm—and enjoys other hobbies such as hand cycling and reading. As our Peer Mentor for the Upper Fraser Valley Pete enjoys working with SCI BC and his community to foster positive relationships and experiences for men and women with spinal cord injuries.

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