Monday, June 30, 2008

Kayaking their way to strength

The Steamboat Pilot & Today in Colorado profiled a program that helps disabled veterans regain physical and emotional health through whitewater kayaking.

Team River Runner, begun in 2004, uses whitewater boating to assist veterans in recovering both emotionally and physically.

“Just the other day, we’re coming down the Elk River and I look over at a guy that’s lost both legs above the knees,” co-founder Joe Mornini said in the article. “He’s just totally in control. I look at that and think — and there’s dozens and dozens of others — that’s what makes it worth it.”