There's life after amputation or trauma

Tuesday, 30 October 2007
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Nigel RogoffTwo days ago I wrote about The Africa Challenge; a massive expedition in which Simon Blackburn is going to attempt to paddle around Africa to raise awareness and money for AIDS/HIV.

Another expedition was recently announced. Nigel Rogoff is planning to paddle around the British Isles with a distance of 4500 km. It is remarkable feat for anybody to do that as only a very small number have ever completed. I heard 19 but I can't find the proof.

The key difference with this expedition is that Nigel lost a leg due to a televised skydiving accident in 1998.

Nigel is goal is to raise awareness that there is life after amputation. He wants to raise funds for British limbless ex-service men so that they reach their full ambulant potential with the use of prosthetics.

"There is life after trauma," said Rogoff. "I‘ll also be flying the flag for South Africa and its issues, and amputees everywhere, who need encouragement and support. If one person says bloody hell, if he can do it, then I will have accomplished something."

More info: Our Journey 2008


Nigel RogoffTwo days ago I wrote about The Africa Challenge; a massive expedition in which Simon Blackburn is going to attempt to paddle around Africa to raise awareness and money for AIDS/HIV.

Another expedition was recently announced. Nigel Rogoff is planning to paddle around the British Isles with a distance of 4500 km. It is remarkable feat for anybody to do that as only a very small number have ever completed. I heard 19 but I can't find the proof.

The key difference with this expedition is that Nigel lost a leg due to a televised skydiving accident in 1998.

Nigel is goal is to raise awareness that there is life after amputation. He wants to raise funds for British limbless ex-service men so that they reach their full ambulant potential with the use of prosthetics.

"There is life after trauma," said Rogoff. "I‘ll also be flying the flag for South Africa and its issues, and amputees everywhere, who need encouragement and support. If one person says bloody hell, if he can do it, then I will have accomplished something."

More info: Our Journey 2008

David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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