Kevin Walters lost his 15 year old daughter in an horrific car accident back in 2005. Her mum was pronounced dead at the scene while poor Cassie died 9 days later in hospital because of her brain injuries.
The experience has never left Kevin and he continuously thinks about her – her love of writing music, a gifted rapper and he certain she would have done so well. Sadly, she has never had her chance in life to prove herself and her skills.
Kevin is now canoeing the length of the Grand Union Canal in her memory. He’s travelling 109 miles in his canoe, going through 156 locks, at least 4 moveable bridges, 12 small aqueducts or under bridges. The aim is to complete the journey in 70 hours and 42 minutes over 10 days. That is approximately 7 hours of canoeing each day.
Anyone who has ever spent time in a canoe will understand the effort in the shoulders and upper body, the blisters from hours of holding the paddles and then the risks from the canal water. Kevin is determined and he is completing this journey to raise funds for the Child Brain Injury Trust.
Brain injury can have devastating effects on the person with the injury as well as their family and friends. The Child Brain Injury Trust provides information, support and training to anyone affected by childhood acquired brain injury. This includes the child or young person themselves, their family and the professionals that support them. The charity has no support from central government and rely completely on donations and fundraising to provide this essential service.
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