Here you will read personal experiences
of some of our 250 participants and 70 volunteers who have helped
make Disabled Sailing Association of BC (DSA) a success.
Many of our participants have had
their lives changed dramatically due to physical injuries, but
through DSA they have been able to change and adapt to create
new plans according to their new circumstances.
You will read of Terry
LeBlanc, who became tetraplegic in 1978 due to a diving
accident. Through his persistence Terry has been able to participate
in regattas, races and regular recreational sales. You will also
read about Danny
McCoy, a paraplegic from DSA Ontario, who believes that sailing
"saved [his] life."
Terry and Danny would not have
had their success but for the contributions of our funders and
volunteers. Without their efforts DSA would not exist.
Whether it is providing the funds
to purchase a new Martin-16 sailboat or accompanying a little
girl with cerebral palsy on her first sail, they have been our
backbone and DSA is grateful for their contribution. The "Funders
and Volunteers" story page outlines the experiences of
Colin Lee and Rick Brooks-Hill who have given their time and money
to enrich and empower our many participants.