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Jalee Pelissier

Jalee is a 3rd year student at Collège Boréal in the Physio & Occupational Therapy Assistant program.   She is described as a young woman who loves her family and her dogs and someone who wants to make a positive change for people with disabilities. After being diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at the age of ten, Jalee has dedicated countless hours raising awareness, fundraising and supporting others afflicted by this disease. Jalee is a strong mentor and advocate for young women with muscular dystrophy as well as individuals with other disabilities.  Jalee is very passionate about giving back. She is a member of the Greater Sudbury Accessibility Advisory Panel, a spokesperson for the Sunshine Foundation, an ambassador for the Walk4MD and an honorary firefighter. Jalee was honoured with the Craig Nobel Independence Award from i-CAN and the Sally Spence Achievement award for her accomplishments and volunteer work. Jalee’s personal motto is “nothing and nobody can drag me down.”  This Young Woman of Distinction has already accomplished so much.