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Who We Are
Troy's Trail Sault Ste. Marie is an Annual Spirit Walk that we organized and in 2012. The walk is a community event held down by Clergue Park by the waterfront. It is a place to come and meet with other people who share similar experiences, and bring them together for mutual support, encouragement, comfort, information and positive feedback.
We are committed to reaching out and making a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families who are living with the daily challenges brought on by this serious disabling condition.
Feeling a sense of community (physical and emotional well-being) is essential in providing personal growth, closer inter-personal relationships, and increased self-esteem. Therefore one-on-one personal support is encouraged between individuals with similar experiences to share coping strategies.
When Troy Chandler was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at 28 years old, he knew nothing about the condition or what it meant for his future. This sparked a journey for Troy and his wife Annette, that led to the creation of an event that raises awareness and provides support to those living with spina bifida and hydrocephalus in our community.
After being diagnosed with a complex neurological condition, Troy Chandler made it his mission to create a supportive community here in Sault Ste. Marie for people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Troy and his wife Annette held the first Troy's Trail event in 2012, and since then have joined together many families touched by the conditions.