ISHPEMING, Mich. — How far could you travel without legs? A local man set a record and ABC 10 met up with him to learn more about his inspiring journey.
Nate Denofre of Ishpeming is a double-amputee who canoed 2,500 miles against all odds including snow, two hurricanes, and dozens of alligators.
Nate is the CEO and Co-Founder of Courage Inc. which reminds veterans and community members that the biggest disability is fear.
From weather issues to the COVID-19 pandemic closing supply stops during the cross-country trip, Nate says without the skills he learned in the Upper Peninsula this trip would not have been possible.
Nate is the first American double-amputee to canoe the entire Mississippi River.