I was not very involved in my teens. But after being hospitalized and then going into remission, I started getting involved with Kids Cancer Care. I tutored a survivor, and then was involved with some of their camps.
When I applied for the AbbVie IBD Scholarship in 2019, I started becoming more involved with Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. I was the honorary Chair for the Gutsy Walk fundraising event that same year. I have built a strong community thanks to my involvement. It is a good group of people to be in touch with.
I’m a boxing and yoga instructor here in Calgary. I’ve been able to host fundraising classes at my studios in support of Crohn’s and Colitis Canada. I try to use my platform as a fitness instructor to advocate for both physical and mental health.