One Gutsy Grandma

Dr. Deb Walters, seen kayaking through Coastal Virginia during a solo journey from Maine to Guatemala to raise money and awareness for Safe Passage Kids

If you spotted kayaker Dr. Deb Walters paddling her way through Hampton Roads in mid-November, you probably didn’t think much about it. Little did you know that she was traveling our waterways (in Yorktown, Poquoson and Norfolk) on days 60 and 61 of a 2,500-mile solo journey from Maine to Guatemala. She began her expedition in July and plans to continue for a year or more in the interest of raising money and awareness for Safe Passage Kids, an organization helping to offer education and resources to children and families living in poverty around a Guatemala garbage dump. Local Peggy Morrisson hosted Walters on the Peninsula and provided a grand greeting on the historic Yorktown. Follow her progress.

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