The girl with a disability from Ontario
• A girl with a disability from Ontario
When her mother Courtney Gilmore wore her daughter, she could not imagine that her baby is born so unusual. August 18, 1984 in Sarnia, Ontario, was born a girl, whose right arm ends at the wrist, the left near the elbow, and one of the legs is not below the knee.
According to three independent geneticists reason that caused such a major change, served as the high level of pollution in the city of Sarnia. Courtney is now 28 years old, she uses only one prosthesis, which helps her walk.
28 years ago Courtney Gilmore was born in Sarnia, Ontario. The town has a long history of high levels of contamination of a large number of oil and gas industry companies and has earned the name Chemical Valley. How to find a doctor and genetics, it is influenced by environmental condition that Courtney was born without arms and one leg.
Courtney considers herself an ordinary girl, but with a little stubborn and defiant character. From early childhood, the girl tried to be independent and learned to do everything herself.
In spite of the advice of doctors to wear a prosthetic hand, Courtney uses only one who helps her walk.
Courtney calls on his mobile phone while waiting for the bus. Courtney has a driver's license, but she prefers to use public transport. In her view, it is easier, more convenient and more accessible.
Courtney does not think his state of punishment, it is a long time to accept it and look at the situation positively. She grew quite talented girl and she does not want to spend on your anger or resentment.
From prostheses for Courtney refused to hand back in school. Then, on the French lessons she tried to learn how to write in cursive, but went only a weak line. Teachers also can not hide the irritation from her unsuccessful attempts and then she decided that without her prosthesis will live much easier.
Of course, sometimes people on the street can not look away from such an unusual girl. Courtney has long used to it and do not even pay attention to these views. But if you ask her, she is always happy to answer questions about his condition.
Courtney from birth learn to live with their defects and trying to be a normal person.
Courtney says she can do everything that an ordinary person who has the hands and feet. it just makes it a little differently and slower. But if she tells someone that she was doing something quickly, there's a girl can not keep the irritation.
Courtney have a young man and a lot of friends. They all take it for what it is and give her the opportunity to be independent.
Kourtney and her boyfriend staged a fight at the toy swords waiting to see a doctor.
Courtney itself can quite deftly lipstick. In fact, to take a shower, get dressed, make-up and put her hair, she needs 45 minutes.
In place of this babe site once was the site of dumping is the same as the background.
Baseball Field in front of one of the refineries. Petrochemical industry in Sarnia there are more than 60, accounting for 40% of the total number of such enterprises in Canada.
The area of Chemical Valley is a land of Canadian Indians. Near one of the largest factories Sarnia is their cemetery.
A man fishing in the river St. Clair, Sarnia. On the banks of the river are often found dead fish. This is due to the fact that water is a large number of toxic substances.
In Sarnia there are several ponds. Water of them more than once taken for tests, which turned out to be not reassuring. The level of harmful substances in the water exceeds the limit. Near all the bays and ponds in the city signs were placed, which prohibit children from playing near them or go fishing.
The youth is going to play hockey on a public basketball court. Population Sarnia is about 70 000 inhabitants. Most of them working in the petrochemical enterprises in the city.
is a fairytale town, so often referred to Sarnia children. And the reasons are not magic. All the matter in the fires burning in the enterprises and in outbreaks of exhaust pipes.