About Maia

Maia Vezina is a young woman with a great passion for writing and storytelling. Maia spent much of her childhood creating short stories and song lyrics at her family farm in Nelson, British Columbia. The respect and admiration she held for her teachers developed into a desire to become an educator, and in 2012 she entered her first year at the University of Calgary. Maia had finished the first year of her dual degree when a young woman, several times over the legal drinking limit, drove her SUV into the vehicle Maia and her mother were travelling in. At highway speed, the vehicles made a dead stop and caused lifelong injuries to both Maia and her mother. Maia’s objective to complete and gain her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education was put on hold, but only temporarily. After many months of surgeries and rehabilitation, Maia returned to university in her wheelchair. While the past five years have been consumed with challenges, they have also been filled with her passion for reading, writing, public speaking, and teaching. Maia has accomplished her goal of completing university, and is now living back in British Columbia, accepting each day for what it is.