Dustin Reynolds: One Arm, One Leg, All Heart

Dustin Reynolds: One Arm, One Leg, All Heart
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Dustin Reynolds is literally a “singlehanded” sailor. He’s also an ­inspiration to all who’ve met him on his remarkable quest. (Todd Duff /)On the evening of October 17, 2008, 30-year-old Dustin Reynolds drove his street bike a short distance from his house on the Big Island of Hawaii to meet with some friends at a local sushi restaurant. After a couple of hours and a good meal, in the early hours of the next morning, Reynolds hopped back on his bike, anticipating an ­uneventful ride home.

At approximately 1 a.m., a drunk driver in an oncoming pickup truck suddenly swerved into Reynolds' lane, and despite his quick reflexes and a drastic swerve to the right, the truck hit him with such force that his left arm was ripped off, landing more than 50 feet away. Traumatically injured, he was thrown from the bike, which went into a ditch, and he found himself dazed by the side of the road. He tried to take off his helmet and couldn’t understan.... Continue Reading at Cruising World

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