Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Spirit of Orlando

Paralympics and Then a Little Row to Hawaii 

by Angela

August 8, 2012

It’s been said and I have to agree….I am pretty intense! I do what I say I will. I do not wait for things to happen, I make the necessary things happen and go all in, doing everything I need to do to reach my goals. I don't allow situation and circumstance provide excuses for failure.

In just about one years’ time!

Angela Madsen aka Msparasurfer We leave for Royal Air Base Lakenheath Suffolk, England on the 17th for a camp and then move from there to the village on the 26th. Shot Put on Sept 1st around 1:45pm pacific time and in Javelin on Sept 5th around 11am Pacific Time. Really focused on what I need to do in London, My goal and what to look for from me in London is a Gold medal and a new WR in Shot-put. I will throw Javelin and hope to do well at it, we will see. After the competitions I have some other exciting plans.

My Row... Is defiantly and definitely on!
I have managed without financial sponsors to purchase my solo ocean rowing boat. A couple of donations here and there and some prize money from Track & Field and just diligently saving and there you have it BAMB!  The row will go on! After Paralympics I am headed over to Ireland to facilitate the shipping.  Just getting to the start of these rowing projects is extreme. I have undergone phenomenal challenges to make both of these things happen. Some would say, In the way of finances and commitment one would seemingly jeopardize the other, and for some people this could be true, just not for me.  

Thank you to all of the people who have contributed so far. The remaining fundraising efforts are for boat shipping, expedition food, weather and routing, port fees and taxes and shipping the boat back to California. Still looking for sponsors but still and always will have plan B “ME”…There are other ways to support my efforts to be the only paraplegic to row such a long and treacherous bit of water. You can follow my row online and share my story!

Angela Madsen
What is against me will always serve to make it all the more interesting!

RowofLife Journey-YouTube Video by Sageweb