Sunday Service Notes: Katrina Plato - Differently Enabled Adventures: Pushing the Limits of What's Possible - January 31, 2021
When Carrie asked her friend Katrina to accept a job working for her as an “adventure specialist,” neither really understood just what that job would entail. That Carrie used a wheelchair after 20 years battling MS (Multiple Sclerosis) and that the adventures she envisioned involved traveling to multiple countries, Mexico, Guatemala and Italy among them, created some obvious issues. Carrie particularly wanted to visit some nonprofit projects she has supported over the years and see the sites of ancient Rome and Pompeii. Beyond just visiting exciting places, these two adventurers found accessible ways to enjoy hot air balloon flying, kayaking, ziplining, sledding, rafting, tubing, snorkeling, and parasailing. Some of the adventures in water play happened close to their homes in Washington State. During the eight months of their odyssey, they recorded their adventures and their responses in photographs and journals that became a blog and then a book.
Katrina, a former Boone resident, holds a doctorate in expressive arts. She now lives in Phoenix, where she is an art therapist at Resilient Health Arizona.
Service Leader: Linda Larson
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