Damien Rider took up endurance sports to change his life after a childhood of physical and sexual abuse. One epic paddle-board journey showed him how resilient he could be. Damien Rider took up endurance sports to change his life after a childhood of physical and sexual abuse. One epic paddle-board journey showed him how resilient he could be.
Damien Rider took up endurance sports to change his life after a childhood of physical and sexual abuse. One epic paddle-board journey showed him how resilient he could be.

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How a victim of horrific child abuse turned his life around and finally found peace on an epic paddle-board trip

  • Repeatedly raped and beaten as a child, Damien Rider turned to drugs, had a heart attack at 22, and attempted suicide four times
  • To break the cycle he took up endurance athletics, and one dangerous solo paddle trip transformed his life

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Damien Rider took up endurance sports to change his life after a childhood of physical and sexual abuse. One epic paddle-board journey showed him how resilient he could be. Damien Rider took up endurance sports to change his life after a childhood of physical and sexual abuse. One epic paddle-board journey showed him how resilient he could be.
Damien Rider took up endurance sports to change his life after a childhood of physical and sexual abuse. One epic paddle-board journey showed him how resilient he could be.
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