Nerissa Cannon

Activities

Not one to sit still for long, Nerissa finds fulfillment in a wide variety of activities.

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Rock CLimbing

“Wait! Someone who uses a wheelchair can rock climb?!” Yes, they can! Using her own unique style, Nerissa is able to free climb.

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Hiking/Mountaineering

Prior to her illness, Nerissa could often be found meandering out in nature for several hours every day.

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Kayaking

Nerissa has come to realize that one of the greatest activities for equalizing different ability types is kayaking.

 
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Skiing

Before her mobility declined, Nerissa was an avid big mountain skier. While it took her 5 years to figure out how to get back on the mountain, she finally did!

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DANCING

While never considering herself a professional, Nerissa loved dancing. When she began using a wheelchair she wasn’t sure how to continue, but she has found a way! Currently she is developing a new style: wheelchair tap.

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Camping

Nerissa doesn’t like to limit herself to only developed and/or ADA accessible campsites. She prefers to “rough it” and shows that dispersed camping with a disability is absolutely possible.