The story of a genuine Canadian heroine. “I remember Eleanor Mills as a determined woman with osteoporosis who wanted to make a difference… This inspirational woman demonstrated to others that osteoporosis need not be a crippling condition that prevents a person from doing what they want to do. For me, as a physician, Eleanor Mills provides a concrete story of what can be accomplished by those with osteoporosis. She has been an inspiration to many and will continue to have an influence on others as long as her story continues to be told.” Dr. Jonathan (Rick) Adachi This is her story. At 79, bent like an inverted L, she was the spark plug for walks in 130 communities from Victoria to St. John’s. The increased awareness after those walks made the advances in diagnosis and treatment we have today possible.