CBC News • Julie Ireton• photos by Simon Gardner February 21, 2017
Lynda Collins loves thinking back to the day Elaan was born. She didn’t realize it then, but it was the day she became a mom.
“It was one of the best days of my life,” recalls Collins, 42.
She’s sitting in her loft-style condo in Ottawa’s ByWard Market neighbourhood. It resembles the sort of place a young, single professional might call home — hip furniture, striking art. Then you see the specialized chair built to accommodate a child with profound disabilities.
“I was lucky enough to be the first person to hold him,” says Collins. “And it was a really surprising tidal wave of love, really, that hit me.”
Collins describes her specialty as a member of the University of Ottawa’s law faculty as …