Brian Harris

Brian Harris

My name is Brian Harris .
I am 39 years old, and I am blind and a right below the knee amputee. I was given the opportunity to be a part of the outtasight clinic. I knew the clinic was doing kayaking and I had no experience in that, but I was eager to learn. I was amazed that in seven days by the way I picked up kayaking. I learned how to ferry, forward stroke, backstroke, do a T rescue, how to do an emergency rescue, and how to balance myself. In the process of doing an emergency rescue my water prosthetic and up getting stuck in the boat, but to my surprise they had a custom built socket for me to enjoy the experience.

I was amazed about how many volunteers were eager to help us to make this thing a success. I learned how to kayak on class one class two and class III waves in Montana by going down the Yellowstone River. I was then invited participate in the kayak football tournament in Ohio.
I was amazed how much I’ve learned in the short time frame. When I was told we were doing Kayak football I had no idea that it would be so much fun! I think Team River Runner does a  fantastic job by getting the veterans out and nature, and letting them know that anything is possible!

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