Elsie returned to Vancouver, British Columbia to recover from polio. With the strong support of her family, she was able to get back on her feet again with the support of canes. Throughout her recovery she was determined to get her career prospects back in order. Understanding the fast pace of aeronautics, she knew additional education was required which she started at MIT.
She did not have to wait long before she was able to launch her career again. Very soon after she restarted her studies an offer came from Fairchild in the province of Québec and Elsie seized the opportunity. It was an ideal post as there were some important innovations taking place at the plant.
The future once again looked hopeful!