009 : Charlie Howden’s Costa Rican Paddle-Board Adventure

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The word ‘inspirational’ is an overused one…but you would be hard pressed to think of a more appropriate word to describe Charlie Howden.

Charlie Howden

That’s what we both felt after we spoke to him. Charlie made a huge impression on us. We were in awe of his courage and determination, which you can probably hear from our jaws dropping frequently in this episode.

There aren’t many families that have been untouched by cancer, most of us have lost people we love to that disease and Charlie was no exception. It was only when he was planning a SUP trip down the length of Costa Rica to raise money for the William Guy Forbeck Foundation, a cancer research charity, that he discovered that he was suffering from stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most aggressive forms of the disease, but this British born, Fort Lauderdale resident had the treatment and against all the odds responded to it, eliminating the cancer and was in remission, until earlier this year, when he was told that it had come back.

Charlie Howden is now receiving treatment including chemo, however, he decided that ‘come hell or high water’ he would still make the trip and raise money for the foundation by travelling the length of the Costa Rican Coast by stand up paddleboard.

So on the 17th May that’s exactly what he’s going to do.

Supported by his fiance, family and friends, he is covering the distance over a period of two weeks, with time freed up by combining his week of recovery time from chemo, with an additional doctor sanctioned week’s holiday from his treatment.

The aim of his trip is to raise money for cancer research and here is the crucial link to his page. Any contribution will help motivate Charlie and every single penny will go to the foundation.

Charlie Howden Links and resources

Charlie’s planning to take off from Bahia Salinas on 17th May and reach Pavones, the finish of the trip on 29th May

Once underway you can track Charlie’s progress using his GPS tracker here

Make a donation on Charlie’s Go Fund Me page

Find out about The William Guy Forbeck Foundation

Leave a message of support on his facebook page

Charlie’s Sponsors are:

Rudy Project Sunglasses (http://www.rudyprojectusa.com),

Delorme GPS (http://www.delorme.com),

MHL Paddleboards ( http://www.mhlcustom.com),

Hammer Nutrition (http://www.hammernutrition.com),

Werner Paddles (http://www.wernerpaddles.com)

Surf World (http://www.surfworld.us).

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