Photograph ©Fred Chartrand, PhotoSensitive. Kids Who Can, PhotoSensitive in partnership with Easter Seals, 2012.
Nicole Vachon practises archery with the help of counsellor Cassandra Welton. The Sudbury teen was born with nemaline rod myopathy, a neuromuscular disease that affects all her muscles. Her mother, Cyndie, expects she’ll attend Individual Camp at least once more before enrolling in the Leaders In Training program. “She kind of already is a leader when she’s there. She becomes the person you come talk to if you have problem – and she was like that from Day 1,” Cyndie says. “She’s a little bit more mature every time she comes back.“