Making the List

The Vancouver Sun announced BC's 100 most influential women from various categories. Making the list was MICHELLE STILWELL - Wheelchair athletics, Paralympic Champion - A double gold medallist in wheelchair track at the Beijing Paralympics, Stilwell, 35, is also the world record holder at 100 metres and 200 metres. A quadriplegic since the age of 17 when she fell while being piggybacked by a friend, Stilwell maintains a busy schedule that includes training and competing, marriage and a son, and motivational speaking. In her talks, she emphasizes perseverance, overcoming barriers and chasing dreams. She also is an ambassador for the Rick Hansen Foundation and ActNow B.C.