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This qualitative study gathered information regarding the evolution of occupational therapy in North Dakota and Wyoming. Its purpose was to provide a view of what practice looked like from the beginning of Sue Morrison’s occupational therapy career until now by uncovering her life history. She has played an influential role in pediatric occupational therapy in Wyoming. The goal of this study was to provide more knowledge for current occupational therapists about the history of occupational therapy and how it has changed over time. This was done by interviewing individuals who have impacted the occupational therapy profession in the states of Wyoming and North Dakota. The participant for this study was selected through purposive sampling methods and used a one-hour interview conducted via the video-chat program Zoom. The interview was transcribed and analyzed by the researchers to uncover Sue Morrison's life history in order to learn more about the profession of occupational therapy. Essential aspects of Sue Morrison's career as an occupational therapist include her passion for education, her work as a pediatric occupational therapist and her desire to advocate for others and herself.