Ragne joined PLAN in May 2012 as a Community Connector and transitioned to the role of Mentor in 2013. Most recently, Ragne became our Lead Mentor, and she also plays a supportive role to the Family Support and Mentoring Committee. Prior to PLAN, Ragne’s background is in education. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Education from the University of British Columbia.
In addition to her professional background, Ragne is a fiercely protective parent to her two children. In fact, you may already be familiar with Ragne’s family from a 2014 article in the Richmond News, which highlights the journey her family has taken since their daughter Mira was born in 2009 with four tumours in her brain, and another on her spine. After a couple months the prognosis was grim; Mira had a condition called medulloblastoma and Ragne and her husband Matt were told to make arrangements for Mira’s eventual death. They were also simultaneously planning the birth of their soon-to-be-born son, Jax.
Yet, despite the odds stacked against her, Ragne’s daughter Mira is still with us in 2019. Ragne and her family remind us that miracles can happen, and it’s important to never give up.
To learn more about Ragne and her family’s journey, click here to read the story in the Richmond News.