April 28, 2021

Helen McCrae Award 2021 – Malissa Vidal-Bodai from Douglas College

Malissa has survived a tumultuous upbringing which included separation from her mother and Nation, foster care and being “culturally lost”.  She was involved in a serious accident which has left her with a disability.  Malissa is also a single mother to a young son.  Despite the many challenges, Malissa has maintained resilience and hasn’t strayed from her goal to be a nurse and provide a life for her son that she never had.