Heidi Peters

Heidi Peters

 

Heidi Peters played volleyball in high school before cancer put a stick in her wheels. Now four years later, Peters has emerged victorious from her battle and returned to the athletic lifestyle she enjoyed prior to her illness. On top of that, she is now a member of Team Canada.

Peters was invited to try sitting volleyball by national team member Jolan Wong while in treatment. Peters found the sport faster than she expected and the movements difficult to master. But she capitalized on her advantages such as her height and ball control to gain a spot on the national squad for the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games.

At age 16 in 2011, Peters noticed a bump on her left shin and after several tests was diagnosed with bone cancer. In December of that year her left leg was amputated below the knee.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2015 Parapan American Games…

PERSONAL

Graduated from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in photographic technology… Attending MacEwen University in Edmonton in the 13-month travel program… Hopes to work in both domains.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2015 Toronto Parapan AmsVolleyball - SittingSitting Volleyball - Womenbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2015 Toronto Parapan Ams Volleyball - Sitting Sitting Volleyball - Women 3