McManaman to give back to physio community

Raissa Tetanish
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Jenny McManaman (right) waits to be called to join her fellow graduating Nova Scotia Community College students for their group photo in Springhill on Monday. McManaman graduated from the college’s Academic and Career Connections – Science for Health Stream Program. She suffered a stroke at the age of six and is planning on going into physiotherapy and occupational therapy next year. Raissa Tetanish – Amherst Daily News

SPRINGHILL - She may be paralyzed on one side of her body, but that isn't going to stop Jenny McManaman from helping out in an area that has helped her for most of her life.

The 19-year-old Amherst female graduated from Nova Scotia Community College today and has plans on going back next year for occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

Her career choice came about followed a stroke at age six.

"I wanted to go into it because I figured I could help people with their struggles the same way as the physiotherapists and occupational therapists helped me," said McManaman following a graduation group photo and before the ceremony began.

"I love helping people."

Organizations: Nova Scotia Community College

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Recent comments

  • spuddybuddy
    June 21, 2011 - 08:50

    Hi Robin, full story is in the print version of the newspaper.

  • Julie
    June 21, 2011 - 06:24

    Way to go Jenn!!! Keep up the great work! You can do whatever you set your mind to!

  • Robin
    June 20, 2011 - 19:33

    Jenny is truly inspiring! Good to see her story, albeit brief, in the paper.