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In a remarkable story of courage and hope, 42-year-old Geoff Holt has become the first quadriplegic to sail across the Atlantic all by himself.
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Geoff has been paralyzed for 25 years, but he didn’t let that stop him sailing his boat named the Impossible Dream more than 4,000 kilometers on a trip that began in December.
The voyage which took him from the Caribbean to Southampton saw Geoff battle difficult sailing conditions and mechanical problems throughout much of his journey.
At times during his adventure, there was almost no wind – making the sail nearly impossible.
On his voyage, he was accompanied by a carer and filmed by a cameraman.
However, even with the company, Geoff sailed the 18-meter catamaran all on his own.
It was a remarkable achievement for a man that was tragically paralyzed in a diving accident.
Instead of giving in to the horrible challenges that faced him, Geoff fought through the difficulties that lie ahead of him and only thought of the positives.
It’s a true story of courage and determination.
We’d like to know what you think about Geoff and his amazing adventure.
Is this a journey you think you could have made? How difficult was it being quadriplegic? What kind of changes did you have to make throughout the journey?
Please post your question below.