Ms Pare was born on 1 December 1975.
Ms Pare was critically injured in a shoot-out and became paralysed from
the chest down (tetraplegia C5). Before the accident she was studying
history of art and had a vocation for art. In occupational therapy she
was introduced to mouth painting. Nine years have gone by since then and
the artist is still intent on making progress. Ms Pare has taken part
in a number of exhibitions and has attended workshops. She also designs
her own cards, gives interviews, etc. She creates interesting themes
using a variety of techniques.
Today she lives on her own at a centre near Chicago.