I was inspired to make the best life choice I have ever made, to become a nurse.

I recently returned to the Shuswap Hospital,now as an LPN

I crashed into a tree stump mountain biking and impaled myself with an 11-inch long piece of wood, severing my femoral artery. Doctors told me I should have bled out in three minutes. Somehow I held on for 45 minutes until the paramedics arrived.

Upon arrival at the Shuswap Hospital, only 10% of my blood remained. I was given 35 units of blood and immediately rushed to KGH where the vascular surgical team awaited my arrival. Against all odds, they saved my life.