07/17/2015 12:16 EDT | Updated 07/16/2016 05:59 EDT

Paralyzed Filipino woman ordered deported, asks to stay in Canada

EDMONTON - A Filipino woman who ordered deported from Canada after being paralysed in an accident has met with Alberta’s health minister and asked to be allowed to stay in the country.

Vicky Venancio, 29, was left paralyzed in June 2012 when a truck knocked her off her bike while she was riding to her job.

The extent of her injuries left her unable to work, resulting in her temporary work permit to expire.

Her health care also expired and a deportation order for her was issued in February.

Health Minister Sarah Hoffman says after meeting with Venancio, she will be in contact with the federal immigration minister in an attempt to stay the deportation.

Venancio hopes that if the deportation order is stayed, she can focus on her recovery.