Julie Hard’s passions for physiotherapy and working in developing countries have combined to a tremendous effect. While a student, and facing extremely difficult circumstances, Julie arranged a clinical placement in rural Kenya, to support children’s rehabilitation needs in the province of Nyanza, Kenya. 

Since graduating, Julie’s career has focused on fostering understanding and support for people with disabilities in Africa. For instance, Julie’s participation at the 2006 AIDS Conference in Toronto helped raise awareness of the importance of including people with disabilities in HIV/AIDS programs. 

Julie’s enthusiasm and optimism has inspired countless people to get involved and make a difference in communities in Kenya and around the world.