|Regina & Sophie & Dougal|
I had to go on with a new life and so I became a journalist through Grant MacEwan College while taking care of my children. Over time, I ended up in communications at two federal governments and got married again.
Then I thought - maybe I could help women and children who were abused. I worked and took many courses through Athabasca University until I had my B.A.in psychology. Then, I decided to continue to get my Master’s degree and then to become a psychologist. I worked at two schools and helped children and parents to understand and better themselves and their lives.
On the evening of January 1, 2007, I felt sick and couldn’t hear when listening to my uncle and asked my husband to call 911. After that I couldn’t remember that January at all, some little bits of staying at the Glenrose for two months and during this time, I couldn’t speak at all, or count to 10, or understand money, or measuring things to cook.
Overtime, I realized my life is very different because I had a brain aneurysm (a kind of stroke). Then I realized, because I was a psychologist, that I needed to change things to make the rest of my life meaningful and happy. Now my life is very exciting and I look forward to every day and the things that I can learn or experience.