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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I was in a world where I was a beginner at everything. Everyday things that I'd been doing all of my life were all of a sudden things I was new at trying to do and I wasn't good at them, ... The gift of rowing, for me, was that was one thing in my life at that moment that I was competent at.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“She came to my house one day and said, 'I'm taking you rowing. You don't need to see to row. Let's just go and do this,'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They were like, 'Why was a double on the race course?' and we said, 'We're blind,'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They said, 'Really? And you beat us?' So that was really gratifying.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“A lot of people get around with canes and dogs, ... I've always been a dog lover, and to pick between an inanimate object like a cane and a dog, there was no question in my mind.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“They gave her a leash and a trained animal, ... and she ran with it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I saw rowing in the Olympics and I said, 'I want to do that. That's my sport,' ... I had always been a swimmer, but when I saw rowing, I said, 'That's it.'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“That was the most down period in my life, ... I was afraid of everything. I didn't think I could do anything anymore, and I basically just stayed at home. Literally, I woke up one day and thought, 'OK, what's my life going to be like 5, 10, 30 years out from now, if I keep doing this?' And I thought, 'Oh my God, I'm going to have a long, boring life. I've got to do something to change this.'”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It was like traveling with a rock star, ... When I see her stand up to talk in front of hundreds of people and see the self-assurance she has, it's hard not to be proud of her.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“For me and for John, it really kind of opened the minds of people from all over world to open their boathouses to people who are blind, ... I've gained so much (from rowing), I'd love to see people all over the world get the same pleasure and opportunity I had.”

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