Pascale Honore is an Australian woman who is so incredibly motivated and inspirational she'll make you go out and DO something today! She has been bound to a wheelchair for 18 years, but that didn't stop her from surfing.
She did what she called "duct tape surfing." She taped herself to her surfer friend Ty Swan using a cheap backpack and simple tape. She is even now attempting to raise funds for what she calls the Duct Tape Surfing Foundation.
Pascale says she loved watching her boys – Tom and Morgan – surf the waves that break on the reefs outside of town, but couldn’t help but feel frustrated that she couldn’t ride them herself. That’s when Ty, a professional diver and good friend of her sons, came up with a plan.
“We were just sitting around one night having a few beers when I thought, `yeah, I reckon I could surf with Pascale on my back’,” Ty says.
Eventually that seed of an idea took root, and the pair began to seriously look at the logistics of surfing together.
Pascal Honore rides a wave near Elliston, on the Eyre Peninsula, duct-taped to the back of local surfer Tyron Swan.
"Everyone said we were crazy," Ty says. "Even the loosest people I know said we were crazy."
No matter what happens to you in life, there will always be a way to enjoy this blessed existence that God gave us!