Quick facts

Birthdate

December 10, 1999

Birthplace

Eel River Bar, N.B.

Residence

Eel River Bar, N.B.

Sport

Wheelchair Basketball

Experience

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.