It was a bit chilly and windy at the river,
but it was the very last chance
we could be on the river together,
before my hip surgery.
Mum ran beside us, but I was being very strong
and I didn't need much help to stay on the board.
I leaned on Uncle Paolo and he looked after me.
Phil ended up chest deep in the water,
to take photos of me on the board.
Thank you Phil, and your lovely photo editor, Mia. xx
Here are the photos:
I'm standing in the water... I'm leaning on Mum, and air in my wetsuit
is keeping me buoyant, but... I'm standing with not much support!
I can't do that on land. Maybe that's part of the reason I love the water so much.
And then, he made it happen. His love for Dexter is remarkable
and he always sees Dexter, not the kid with the disability.
Thank you, Uncle Paolo. xxx
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