[NFBOH-Cleveland] Fwd: Blind rowers part of VIPER team that inspires - Cleveland19 -- News, Weather, Sports for Northeast Ohio - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH
cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 16:23:27 UTC 2018
Owen, Yes it is really something!
Please share, I tried and couldn't figure it out, lol!
It takes lots of courage and trust to row... CF
On 6/5/18, Owen McCafferty via NFBOH-Cleveland
<nfboh-cleveland at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> I have to share this on Facebook this is awesome!!!
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> On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 12:03 PM, Cheryl Fields via NFBOH-Cleveland
> <nfboh-cleveland at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> WOW! Living the Lives They Want!
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> From: Natassha Ricks <nricks123 at icloud.com>
> Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:27:21 -0400
> Subject: Blind rowers part of VIPER team that inspires - Cleveland19
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> To: cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
> Blind rowers part of VIPER team that inspires
> CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - No sight, no problem.
> “Anybody can row, anybody can row,” Western Reserve Rowing
> Association’s Scott Labuda reminds anyone who will listen. “We’re a
> very inclusive rowing club, we have visually impaired, veteran
> programs, we have people rowing that are amputees.”
> The VIPER team (Visually Impaired People Enjoying Rowing) assembles in
> the massive WRRA hanger containing dozens of rowing boats along the
> Cuyahoga River at 1003 British Street in Cleveland. The visually
> impaired wait for volunteers to escort them outside to the boat.
> “Other than helping them get in and out of the boat, there really is
> no difference,” Coach Mark Silverstein says before boarding the
> coaching boat to yell instructions over the water.
> For the visually impaired though the opportunity to get out and
> participate offers more than just exercise opportunities. “This
> program is helping me tremendously to let me know there is still
> passions that I enjoy and love,” Rae Covington said.
> Veteran rower Caleb McKinsey is happy to be back on the water. In 2011
> McKinsey rowed for Cleveland State University.
> “This is a new challenge for me,” first year rower Natassha Ricks
> said. “It’s very therapeutic, gives you a sense of accomplishment,
> bbeing able to do something sighted people do. I like eing able to
> have that feeling of empowerment.”
> The adaptive rowing program allows new and experienced adult rowers
> with disabilities the opportunity to participate and compete.
> Copyright 2018 WOIO. All rights reserved.
> Natassha L. Ricks
> Wishing You All the Best,
> Cheryl E. Fields
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Cheryl E. Fields
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human
life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will
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