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She's quadraplegic and she set off today to sail the channel single handed.

 

Can you be 'handed' when nothing below the neck works?

 

Anyway, it's brave to the point of suicidal since she's dependent on blowing through straws to steer herself. There's some damn big ships going up and down that sea lane, it'll be dark part of the time.

 

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This must be stupidity at the highest level.

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No, that's coming the day she tries to fly around the world.

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Guest bluebanana

;) who are you people??

This woman is incredible. I have met her and she is lovely and more able to sail across the channel than I am and i have the use of all my limbs.

Don't knock people who have the guts to challenge what is expected of them. Would you rather she just sat in her bed and festered?

I think you are just plain nasty, the lot of you, and this woman has more get up and go than the lot of you put together.

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I think you are just plain nasty, the lot of you, and this woman has more get up and go than the lot of you put together.

And I think that shes plain stupid.

 

"Get up and go" - How insensitive can you get. Shes quadraplegic you fool.

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Guest Guest

Possibly

but i still don't think it's very nice! ;)

and she hasn't actually started the channel crossing yet

I haven't actually looked at the forum and was running a search on the channel challenge and this came up.

Stick to celebrities, at least they expect this sort of thing!

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Guest blue banana

well, she managed to GET in a boat and she's GOING to cross the channel! on her own, which, I expect, is more than you have done!

why is it stupid?

It is no more stupid than crossing the road!

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well, she managed to GET in a boat and she's GOING to cross the channel! on her own, which, I expect, is more than you have done!

Now your just patronising her.

Besides, if I were to cross the channel I'd have the sense to fly, use a ferry or the chunnel. Not try and DIY it.

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I think single handed sailing is a bit lonely, she should give a lift to Jane Tomlinson.

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well, she managed to GET in a boat and she's GOING to cross the channel! on her own, which, I expect, is more than you have done!

why is it stupid?

It is no more stupid than crossing the road!

Anyone can look both ways and cross the road. But not

everyone knows how to swim..

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Now tell me Tempus..

 

How many times do you post a day? ;)

His profile says 16.7, which is more than me - everybody.

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Now tell me Tempus..

 

How many times do you post a day?  ;)

His profile says 16.7, which is more than me - everybody.

 

Much more.

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Oh LORD I feel the need for speed, the spirit is in me tonight.

I don't get it - please explain.

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Guest complete looney

I think on the one hand its brave and on the other completely idiotic. After all she must have a huge entourage of support staff and the whole event must be costing someone not just an arm and a leg but a couple of whole bodies. The cost of the boat and the staffing must far outweight the financial gain for the charity involved. Sorry, but in the end its about personal gain........

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Don't knock the profile raising aspect of the whole thing. I mean, it's got the massed ranks of DL'ers posting on here. I'm sure there's loads of quadraplegic would-be sailors logging on here who'd just love to buy an expensive ocean going boat.

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Don't knock the profile raising aspect of the whole thing. I mean, it's got the massed ranks of DL'ers posting on here. I'm sure there's loads of quadraplegic would-be sailors logging on here who'd just love to buy an expensive ocean going boat.

I'd advise them to try the computer simulator instead: cheaper and safer.

 

Of course this may be a sinister plot to get rid of quadraplegics.

 

regards,

Hein

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I know hilary she is a inspiration - this hasn't cost her or the charity a penny. Don't knock someone achieving a dream - this is someone pushing the boundaries

 

LETS ALL DARE TO LIVE

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Don't knock someone achieving a dream - this is someone pushing the boundaries

How? With her nose?

 

 

Yep, I'm going to hell.

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