Quick facts


December 10, 1999


Eel River Bar, N.B.


Eel River Bar, N.B.


Wheelchair Basketball


Santiago 2023

Desiree Isaac-Pictou was a member of Canada’s team that placed sixth at the women’s U25 world wheelchair basketball championships in 2023.

Isaac-Pictou was injured in 2020. She was watching a mud bog race— a form of off-road motorsport—near her home in Eel River Bar First Nation, N.B., when one of the vehicles derailed from the track and struck her resulting in multiple fractures and two leg amputations.

As part of her rehabilitation, Isaac-Pictou’s recreational therapist introduced her to Sally Hutt, the Executive Director at Parasport New Brunswick. The latter opened her eyes to the world of adaptive sports.