After a cycling accident resulted in a spinal cord injury, Tracy was left a quadriplegic. Since that day in September 2011 Tracy has graciously allowed the media to tell her story. It was her hope that by being public about her catastrophic accident that others would learn about the challenges faced by those living with severe spinal cord injuries.
Breakfast Television – April 3, 2012
CBC News Toronto – November 29th, 2011
The Globe and Mail – November 18th
Tracy Dort-Kyne was featured in a column that Rick Hansen authored for The Globe and Mail entitled “Building on progress and a vision for spinal cord injuries”
The Globe and Mail – November 11th
Tracy was on the front page of The Globe and Mail for a major story about the 1,500 Canadians that suffer catastrophic injuries each year. It’s an important read for every Canadian who will be shocked to find that medicare largely stops at the hospital door — leaving families to cope with millions in home-care costs.
Mike Bullard, host of NewsTALK 1010’s ‘Behind the Mic’ held a comic fundraiser for Tracy at The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts on November 10th. Tracy joined everybody for the first-half of the show. It was only her second time out of the hospital since the accident.
Thank you to Mike, Mike’s producer Jordan Whelan, technical producer Nicki Maiorano and the entire Astral Team for organizing a very fun night that Tracy loved being apart of. We also want to thank comics Judy Croon and Evan Carter for keeping us in stitches all night.
Here are some highlights from the show. Tracy and her Mom where right up front. As you’ll see, sitting in the first row at Mike Bullard show isn’t for the thin-skinned. We loved every minute of it.
CTV News did a great story about Tracy on Friday November 4th. Tracy’s sister Lesley was interviewed at Extreme Fitness during their amazing company-wide fundraiser. The cameras then headed to Lyndhurst Hospital with Lesley to capture Tracy’s private visit with Canada’s very own Man-in-Motion, Rick Hansen.
Thank you to CTV’s Pauline Chan for taking an interest in Tracy’s story.
Global Toronto interviewed Tracy on Monday October 24th. She’s mentioned in the opening sequence and her story is about 6:30 into the show. You’ll need to sit through a couple of commercials from ING Direct and others before the broadcast starts. Sorry about that. Perhaps, if we all ask @CEO_INGDIRECT nicely, he’ll offer to help Tracy’s Trust Fund.
Thank you to Global’s Catherine McDonald for taking an interest in Tracy’s journey.