I grew up in a small town in Ontario, and sports were a big part of my life from an early age. It seemed like my parents were constantly running me from one sporting event to the next and my family was always sacrificing their time for my activities. Some of my fondest memories and friendshipsare due to my involvement in sports such as hockey.
I packed up my car 7 years ago with my clothes and favorite possessions and drove across the country with no set destination in mind. No place to live and no job waiting for me. Some could say that was crazy, but to me it seemed like an adventure. And that is how I ended up in BC. I remember when Val first told me about her idea for the longest game. I smiled and said I would definitely be involved in one way or another but inside I thought “wow, that girl is crazy!”. I decided however, that I would devote any free time I had during those 10 days and be a volunteer. I went to one of the first information sessions with the intent of being a volunteer. Things changed after seeing some video clips of Eva and everything she did for CF – I was inspired to devote all my time over those 10 days to become a player. I think what really hit me hard was some footage of Eva making a card with the word Breathe. The word Breathe has special meaning to me and I actually have two tattoos of that exact word. After seeing the presentation, I put aside all of my fears and worries about the challenge that lay ahead and decided it was time for me to do something to give back and make a difference.
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