Audrey Lessard shares her unique experiences in the book
After several years of practice in Lévis, Dr. Audrey Lessard, the first person born deaf to obtain a doctorate in a medical specialty in Quebec, recently published a book presenting her fascinating journey: La route de l’impossible.
“I have just finished writing the manuscript, a lengthy task that took ten months. It’s a big investment of time and money allowed by the pandemic, but it’s an old project that I absolutely wanted to carry out to contribute to the community and the cause,” explained the now-specialist doctor in his hometown of Thetford Mines. , on his literary project.
With La route de l’impossible, Audrey Lessard first tackles her childhood and adolescence, a period marked by her parents’ many efforts so that she could “live well in the hearing world”. The young woman then talks about her university studies which enabled her to become the first deaf person to become a podiatrist (a specialist in foot and non-system diseases).
Also, Audrey Lessard talks about her charitable experiences. In addition to humanitarian missions in Vietnam and South America, she testifies about her ascents to Kilimanjaro and Everest Base Camp to raise funds for good causes.
“With my book, I want to reveal to my readers a woman who works in medicine, a business woman through the management of my clinic and my employees, a woman of the heart who is always available to her friends and a family woman through her love for her parents. I played with the idea of writing this book twenty years. To achieve this, I used my memories and my notes, but I also interviewed dozens of deaf and hearing people whose testimonies appear in my book. With all this I want to show deaf people as well as all those with or without disabilities that I can with the necessary efforts to reach the end of the impossible path”, emphasized Dr. Lessard.
Finally, note that The Road to the Impossible is now available on Amazon.