Damien Rider Endures for good cause

Aussie, Brisbane-warrior, has skateboarded 4,000km in a challenge that brought rain, cold, damaging tumbles and extreme heat as he endured skateboarding Route 66.

Damien Rider is breaking Personal records and setting unique world records in a bid to raise awareness for Child abuse.

This is not his first endurance test… He has also paddled along the east coast of Australia and Ran across the island of Phuket.

He has a documentary called Heart of the Sea — changed his life.

In 2015 he was named by #MensHealthMagazine as the #Manoftheyear. He’s also become an advocate for people who’ve suffered childhood abuse and resulting PTSD.

Rider says he was beaten and sexually abused by his mother’s alcoholic boyfriend from age six to nine. The boyfriend terrorized the entire family.

“So many times, I thought I’d never see another sunrise,” he says in Heart of the Sea. “And times, I hoped I’d never see one again.”

On #Channel7 news he said this: “Keep getting up everyday, put a smile on your face and keep on moving”.

Watch YouTube snippets of his 24 hour paddle journey

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