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My friends think that I'm nuts. In 2010 I sustained a life-changing injury, but I actually think that it has changed my life for the better. At first, I had no idea that cutting my foot on glass in the kitchen could have quite such an impact on my life. After months in hospital and countless operations however, it became clear that recurrent infections had caused permanent and significant damage to my foot and ankle. I am now virtually unable to walk on my right leg and use crutches to get around.
When I started kayaking, I was finally able to explore outdoors again. I felt free. Without wanting to sound like I live by clichés, when I am in a kayak, I am in the same situation as anybody else and I am no-longer defined by my disability. My kayak becomes a part of my body and I can be free. Whether it's dropping in on something burly abroad, or relaxing on my local favourites, it just feels amazing to get in my boat and explore.