This weekend I was invited to paddle with Team River Runner. TRR is an organization dedicated to getting wounded vets into kayaking, great group.
Just two months ago my 19-year old nephew stepped on an IED, improvised explosive device, aka a landmine while serving in Afghanistan. Family members were tormented as they awaited news to whether Jonathan would live, lose limbs, or return home. The news that doctors would amputate below his knee came as good news in comparison to the speculations from the days leading up to a decision.
So, you can see I have a newfound interest in TRR. Even though Jon is not ready for a kayak physically or mentally I hope TRR can be an option for him.
This is a short piece about a day paddling with the TRR men.
Team River Runner in Colorado.