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I am going to dedicate my paddling this year to the memory of my mom. She was always encouraging that I get out and move my body and used to say that she loved seeing people out exercising because they looked so peaceful and happy. In retrospect, I think she really wished that she could move like that. I am sure she felt that it would also be able to bring her peace.

Last year I paddled to find out if I could make the crossing. This year I am going to see how fast I can move! Needless to say, I will be paddling with the memory of my mother. Before the season is over, I will paddle over 700 miles. This is going to give me plenty of time to think about Rita and I am going to draw upon her strength and toughness as I push myself to the limit.

I am including you in this process because I know that you were touched by mom, or at least touched by somebody that knew her. She liked that my sister and I blasted into the world and moved out bodies. She was unable to do this, but WAS ABLE to pour her love and support into caring for animals that find themselves in on of Kern County's most impoverished animal shelters.

I am paddling because I love being in the ocean. This year I am asking that you honor my effort by donating something to what my mother was passionate about.





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