I had one of the most beautiful days in my life! It was an amazing day on the north shore of Oahu, perfect weather for a long time dream. The boat ride 3 miles offshore was breathtaking.
Upon reaching the dive location the boat idled for a bit, the sound of the diesel engines attracting the sharks to the surface. The metallic boat hull and propellers also give off electricity that’s attractive to these graceful creatures. I learned later that our bodies give off energy that the cage only amplifies which also attracts sharks.
As I sat at the edge of the boat preparing to descend into the cage I could see thru the crystalline waters a shark swimming directly below the cage. Much to my surprise seeing these amazing creatures underwater and up close was very peaceful. They swim with such a grace thats truly amazing. It was such a beautiful time and I look forward to continuing my relationship with life’s beauty. – Aloha
Ten years ago in 2003 by chance I met Akihiko and Chiaki Aoki from Japan while visiting Hawaii in Haleiwa on Oahu’s North Shore. Akihiko was the first chair user I met in everyday life. Being new to my own injury he opened my eyes to the possibilities of my new life with demonstrating car transfers, the ability to drive, and travel abroad; and also at the option of marriage post injury.
Last week Akihiko and Chiaki returned for vacation here in Oahu and we had a lovely time together. We traveled back to Oahu’s North Shore for coffee and Matsumoto’s shave ice and beautiful sightseeing of beaches and surf. We also stopped at the center of the island to see the “Birth Stones”. It was amazing and very spiritual experience.
The following day we enjoyed dinner in Waikiki’s International Market Place. It was so wonderful to reconnect and I look forward to visiting Japan soon! Aloha 🙂
I gave geetar playing a second try tonight since being injured 11 years ago and boy was it fun! I kinda have to figure everything out right on the spot and by ear since I don’t have a guitar of my own to practice on at home.
Tonight I got to try a Mesa Boogie: Dual Rectifier, for the first time. It sounded great! I’m looking forward to getting my own rig soon! Aloha, Damon
Guitar medley: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cHuDvX6yQI&feature=youtu.be
Here’s an amazing MidWeek Magazine cover story on me, written by Chad Pata. Aloha – Damon
Check it out here: http://www.midweek.com/damon-boiser-special-olympics/#10289
My signature Damon Boiser wheelchair’s, hand built by Mogo Wheelchairs in Australia, were hand delivered to me in Hawaii this week. I received my custom signature “Every Day” chair and my four link suspension “Extreme Sport” chair. Mogo builds top of the line, state of the art, handmade custom wheelchairs.
I am an Extreme Athlete and team rider at Mogo. I perform extreme sports like: skydiving, rappelling in chair down skyscrapers, martial arts, and surfing, just to name a few. I am excited to utilize my Mogo chairs to advance the face of sports worldwide and improve excellence. Aloha
Extreme Sport chair