“How can I be standing here? ..if God still wants me here on this earth there must be a great reason why.” From Chapter 5, Dig Deep Beneath the Surface by Zane Kekoa Schweitzer
My personal goal to podium in the Masters Division came to me in Oct 2017 (after Dad won the 18 gold metals). Someone asked me, “why the H#@ll would you do that?” I thought for a second and responded, “I don’t think its ever been done before.” That was my answer lol.
I was the WEAK Whale! I had fallen behind and I was going to be a shark snack! Wow, I was really beginning to not feel well. Alone. Falling off my board being pounded by wind and waves. My body dangling into the water, I anticipated JAWS!
Andy has a heart of gold and his stoke for life and love for his family shows in everything he does. Cancer is very near to Andy and his family and he is helping others by raising money through this paddling event to spread the word of hope and health and that you must go on. Great to know you Andy. Aloha Suzie Cooney
Below is the original email that caused me to gasp for air and grab my heart. I had to catch my tears before they hit my laptop. At that moment, I had the biggest validation I could ever ask for.