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Joanne - the world's most inspiring canoeist?

Joanne - the world's most inspiring canoeist?

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Some of you will remember the start of Joanne's inspiring story, from when she first contacted us back in the Summer of 2012. She had just completed the 700km long Yukon River Quest, which would be impressive enough for anyone to do. However, the particularly amazing thing about this story was that Joanne had no fingers on her left hand, and so paddling for that long would have been impossible - had a friend not helped her to hack her paddle, with a humble screw and a few packs of Sugru.

We fell in love with Joanne - her spirit, determination and enthusiasm, and when she asked for support to buy lighter paddles to do the race again in 2013, we jumped at the chance. This is a short film we made together with Joanne, and it tells the story of what happened next. Enjoy and share!