Cancer Survivors Find Emotional Support from Kayaking Adventures

by: cancercompass

Outdoors group First Descent recently made the news for providing emotional support through kayaking adventures for adult cancer survivors.

The Dallas Morning News relayed the story of a 25-year-old thyroid cancer survivor who found confidence and the ability to "conquer anything" after her first kayaking trip with the group.

First Descent founder Brad Ludden says this girl's experience is part of the magic of kayaking, which he considers a "life-changing sport."

First Descent is a non-profit organization that provides all expenses paid kayaking trips with on-site medical care for cancer survivors ages 18-39. Summer trips begin in June and are offered in Wisconsin, Montana, Washington, Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming.

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