the inattention caused by his brain injury, as the fear of drowning forced him to focus. Kayak therapy taught Lange how to learn again, which he said then enabled him to learn other tasks.
Today, Lange does not appear as if he has suffered a brain injury. He walks and speaks normally; he lives and travels on his own. “Kayak therapy has made a huge impact on my recovery,” Lange said. “It’s only one piece of my recovery, but without it I’m not sure I would be independent today.” One commenter to the story online wrote: “Surf kayaking has helped a lot with my PTSD, and it gets out that need for adrenaline I use to crave from combat.”