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PETERS Heidi
Sport Sitting Volleyball
NPC Canada   
GenderWomen
Age24
Place of BirthEdmonton, CAN
Height1.76 m
Weight 86 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Classification
D
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Photographer, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Photography - Northern Alberta Institute of Technology: Edmonton, AB, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing sitting volleyball in 2013 at age 18 in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Why this sport?
While she was undergoing chemotherapy at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, AB, Canada, she met Canadian sitting volleyball player Jolan Wong. "She [Wong] was volunteering one night at the Stollery when she met my mother and eventually me. She encouraged me to try out for the national volleyball team when I was ready. I played competitive standing volleyball before I lost my leg, so when I heard of sitting volleyball I knew it was my chance to play at a high level again."
Name of coach
Nicole Ban [national], CAN
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
Canada
Tournament
Pan American Games
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames
Heids (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Hobbies
Photography, blogging, reading, travelling. (Instagram profile, 03 Mar 2017; Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Most influential person in career
Coach Nicole Ban. (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"I believe in dedication, my team, and love for the game." (Athlete, 07 Jan 2016)
Impairment
At age 16 she was diagnosed with bone cancer after noticing a bump on her left shin. In December 2011 she had the leg amputated below the knee. (paralympic.ca, Sep 2016)
Other information
OTHER STUDIES
She has studied travel at MacEwan University in Edmonton, AB, Canada. (Facebook profile, 31 Dec 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
7 2016 Team  
World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
7 2018 Team