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Mallory Pigage, 19, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada; Student Printable Version PRINTABLE VERSION
by Mekhala Chaubal, Canada Apr 29, 2009
Health , Human Rights , Education   Experiences


Mallory Pigage enjoys going to school, and it’s mostly because, ‘I don’t get tested, or grades,’ she informs me, laughing my reaction. ‘Well, it’s a resource school, so that’s why mostly. But I love what I study.’ Mallory is required to stay in high school until she turns 21, a fact that she does not mind, though she has not thought about going to university after this. ‘I really like working too, so I’m not sure about what to do right now,’ she says, though she would like to attend the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where her brother went as well.

Mallory was diagnosed with Charge syndrome as a child, and told she would not be able to walk or talk, both of which she can now do. Almost everyone she knows has always been very supportive of her, and knows ‘what I can and can’t do.’ Her hobbies include reading and doing math, and she is off to Abbotsford, BC, in a week to try for the Special Olympics. ‘I’m very excited, and I really hope I qualify.’ She says. She has been practising four times a week on top of school and work, and says that being able to play for Canada is a dream she hopes will be realised.

‘Don’t give on what you started,’ she says, ‘No matter what others say, and you will get the answers to your questions.’



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