Bean Gill was born in Edmonton and grew up to become an x-ray technologist whose career was cut short by an unforeseen event that left her paralyzed from the waist down in July 2012. Not letting her disability stop her, she co-founded and is the Executive Director of a growing non profit organization called ReYu Paralysis Recovery Center. Bean's goal is to change the way the public sees people with disabilities. She advocates for equality in ALL aspects with the advocacy group Wheels of Change that Bean co-founded with her wheelie peeps. Some of her accolades include: Global's Woman of Vision award, Top 40 Under 40, RBC's Women of Influence Award and she is the reigning Miss Wheelchair Canada.