Nova Bannatyne-Eng was born with cerebral palsy in Kimberley, BC, in 1956. She was one of the first significantly disabled persons to graduate from "regular" high school in BC. Currently she lives in Surrey. She has two grown children and one grandson. Nova presents to school children and other groups.
"Just Think, I Could Have Been Normal" is Nova Bannatyne-Eng's poignant story about growing up with cerebral palsy and, in particular, her challenges and triumphs. Nova was one of the first students with a significant disability to be integrated into, and graduate from, public school in British Columbia. Nova fought for acceptance, and countless others followed in her footsteps.