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Anacondas and Crocodiles- Part 3 Racing the mighty Amazon

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Howie wheeled his chair up to the front desk after we had cleaned up from the morning’s race.  “Hey man, we want to do a jungle tour.  Something REALLY dangerous.  Do you think you can hook us up?”  The hotel concierge eyed us all warily.  “What do you mean, dangerous?”  “We want to see snakes, and jaguars, and sloths, and piranhas and stuff.  Like a total-immersion kind of thing.  You think you can help us out with that?”  “Let me see what I can do sir.”  “Oh yeah, do you think it’s wheelchair accessible?”  “I’ll see what I can do.”…

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Amy hosts the Talking Information Center Wine Event

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  What an incredible evening with 100 attendees supporting the Talking Information Center, an online and radio resource for the Blind and Visually Impaired community nation-wide.  I hosted a wine dinner to raise funds for them in Scituate Massachusetts this Thursday evening and had an incredible night sharing my story of triumph over vision impairment and my pursuit of the Paralympics in Rio 2016.  Want me to speak at your next event?  Contact me on my page to get on the calendar for 2015!

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9th Annual Wine Tasting to Benefit ‘Turning Wine into Water’

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Join me this Saturday for the largest tasting of the year, with the most spectacular wines! 9th Annual Harvest Tasting 1 North Water Street, Norwalk CT 06854 Sat, November 8th 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Our largest wine tasting event of the year will take place on Saturday, November 8th. This year’s 9th Annual Harvest Tasting for TWIW will be held at the Ironworks in South Norwalk. You’ll receive detailed directions when you register. To register for the tasting go to www.HarvestTasting2014.eventbrite.com. Space is limited this year so please be sure to register early to guarantee your spot. All proceeds…

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Cancelled Flights and Crocodiles- Racing the Mighty Amazon

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    Cancelled flights, missing bikes, anacondas and crocodiles.  This race had it ALL.  “We have to get off the plane?  Why do we have to get off the plane?” I implored the stewardess.  “Mam, there is an hydraulic issue with the plane and we are awaiting the part or a new replacement plane.” “But my BIKE is on THIS plane!”  My triathlon guide Karen and I slowly made our way off the comfort of our roomy bulkhead seats on the American Airlines plane bound for Miami, then ultimately to my race in the jungle of Manaus, Brazil. Angry and…

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