Dear Family and Friends,
Last year I was planning my retirement, I was ready to travel around the U.S. and visit all the wonderful National Parks and do a little volunteer work. The shock came when I went to my yearly physical exam and I was diagnosed with Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Breathing is something most of us take for granted. I know I did. But as this disease progresses your lungs do not provide the air you need, your body becomes paralyzed and you can’t move.
October 8, 2013
Paddle to Battle Lung Disease
Grande Tours will be sponsoring guided tours and a picnic to raise money for Rick Storsberg.
Rick is a local paddler and worked as a Florida State park ranger at Oscar Scherer and Don Pedro Island State parks. Rick spent the last 10 years working for the Sarasota County Park system at the Carlton Reserve and at Lemon Bay Park. Rick has worked on and off at Grande Tours and has offered his assistance to many of the local kayak clubs, giving free rescue training. He organized the Sarasota County Greenland Style rolling competition and has volunteered with the Charlotte County and Lee County kayak festivals. He has been diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, a non treatable lung disease and will need a lung transplant.
Rick has spent his career serving the community. Lets offer him a helping hand.