A former Lethbridge College soccer player, who lost her right foot in a lawnmower accident last summer, is heading to the 2019 Parapan American Games in Peru.

20 year old Payden Olsen of Cardston will compete for Team Canada in Sitting Volleyball when the games get underway late next month.

Lima 2019 is a qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

The women will qualify if they finish first or second behind the US, who have already qualified.