Amy Wilson was born in 1908 into a poor immigrant farm family in Alberta. She was the sixth of seven children. She lost her mother when she was three. Scarlet fever raged through the household when she was ten, weakening her heart. And yet, against all odds, Amy became a dedicated nurse, forgoing the relative ease of urban living to serve in remote northern Alberta and BC communities before being drawn even further north to the Yukon in the dead of winter, 1949. She passed away just weeks after the release of her memoir, No Man Stands Alone (Gray’s Publishing, 1965), at the age of fifty-seven.