My primary message for asthmatics - I do not "suffer" from asthma. I have asthma!When Scott Donaldson left Coffs Harbour to kayak across the Tasman Sea he was well prepared for every eventuality, including Asthma. Being an asthmatic Scott has never allowed this to stop him from pursuing his sporting goals. Ironically not long after Scott arrived at Ngamotu Beach in New Plymouth he had to take his son Zac to hospital after an asthma attack. For Scott this was a reminder as to one of the reasons he undertook the challenge – to raise funds for Asthma.
Today the Asthma NZ Auckland team were thrilled to catch up with Scott and see they kayak he spent 62 days in. It is not every day you get to meet something that has achieved something that no one else in the world has ever achieved. A very humbling moment for all the team. Congratulations Scott, we are incredibly proud to be part of your journey. ... See MoreSee Less
Back in Coffs and went for the first paddle. Tendons and ligaments still nervy but nice to be on the water. Most of the rehab will be done in the gym and low impact eg bike. Below the waist will take 6-12 months to get to normal. Hip flexors are short and need strong, regular stretching to lengthen them and avoid a early hip replacement -not unlike sitting in an office chair for 10 years! ... See MoreSee Less