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Ohio woman granted canoe wish, despite her fear of water

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A 78-year-old woman says a 6-mile canoe trip down a river in northeast Ohio was a dream come true. That’s despite the fact that she’s afraid of water.

Kay Riffle took her first canoe ride thanks partly to the Second Wind Dreams group. The nonprofit organization works to help grant dreams for seniors.

Riffle says she always imagined herself going canoeing when she meditated during her wheelchair yoga class at the assisted living facility where she lives in Medina. She managed to turn that dream into a reality last week when she was taken on a canoe trip down the Tuscarawas River near Canal Fulton.

The retired postal service supervisor said she's grateful for the experience, which she called "wonderful."


Information from: The Repository, www.cantonrep.com





Kyle Norris is from Michigan and spent ten years as a host and reporter with Michigan Radio, the state’s largest NPR-affiliate. He lives in Seattle and works as a substitute host and producer at KNKX.
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