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Life Rolls On: They Will Surf Again

by admin July 19 2011 14:39
We attended the They Will Surf Again event at Zuma Beach, Malibu, California on July 16th, 2011. This event is a series of events put on by the organization Life Rolls On. The purpose of this event is to show those that have experienced spinal cord injury (SCI) that they too can surf again!

It was a great event that was very well organized. It helped nearly 50 quadriplegics and paraplegics experience surfing again. The volunteers were very quick and efficient, and the equipment was awesome (surfboards with handles and padding, rolling beach chairs). There was a major radio station and ABC News covering the event, and they also had a couple of celebrities there as well including recording artist Jason Mraz and actor Jason Lewis.

There were various teams and our team had 5 surfers. There was one surfer in particular that was pretty amazing- his name was Hunter and couldn't have been older than 5 years old. He loved surfing and just had the biggest smile on his face when he was riding the waves in. Some of the surfers got the full surfing experience complete with wipe-outs! Everyone had the attitude of a champ.What a great series of events!

We are looking forward to the next Life Rolls On: We Will Surf Again that we can partake in! Below are a few pictures from Saturday.

About Life Rolls On Foundation
Founded in 1999, Life Rolls On (LRO), a subsidiary of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for young people affected by spinal cord injury and utilizes action sports as a platform to inspire infinite possibilities despite paralysis.