An Adaptive Paddling Story with John Fritzell

An Adaptive Paddling Story with John Fritzell

“The first time John Fritzell picked up a kayak paddle he was only 11 years old. Because of a rare neurological disorder, he was physically unable to hold a paddle for the next 39 years. Last Saturday at Canoecopia, the world’s largest paddlesports expo held annually in Madison, WI, John was one of the featured presenters. There he described how, thanks to advances in adaptive paddling equipment and the support of family and friends, he has reacquired his ability to kayak. John Fritzell’s is a remarkable story and he has graciously agreed to share it here.” 

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