Mégane Fortin, a 12-year-old from Mansfield-et-Pontefract, had a great experience last weekend representing the Shriners Hospital in Montreal at the “Shriners Hospitals for Children Open”, an official PGA golf event. She kept the scores of professional golfers.
Mégane was one of 22 patient ambassadors at this event. She was born with hydrocephalus, and had her first surgery at 2 years old, with many other surgeries following. Mégane has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy. At the age of six, she was referred to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Montreal, where she underwent surgery for selective radicellectomy. This surgery reduced the spasticity of her legs and improved her quality of life. She then had to go through six weeks of intensive rehabilitation: long hours of daily physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
In the statement issued by the Shriners Hospital, it is said that Mégane lives with her parents and four brothers in Mansfield-et-Pontefract, which is described as a small municipality in Quebec. It adds that she loves riding horses and has won many ribbons in equestrian competitions. CHIP 101.9 should receive Mégane soon to discuss her experience at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.