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Rowing for Therapy! | Elin Haf Davies | TEDxHolyhead

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Published on Apr 14, 2016

Dr Elin Haf Davies’ row across the Atlantic Ocean forced her to be resilient but also made her realise that resilience on the open sea is nothing compared to that shown by children suffering from rare genetic diseases. Elin Haf used both her adventures and professional career to promote research and development into the needs of these devastating diseases.

Elin Haf Davies has combined her career in paediatric health and her passion for sport and extreme adventure.

In 2014 Elin founded aparito – a digital health social enterprise using wearable technology and smart phone apps to monitor patients remotely. In 2007-2008 she rowed across the 2600 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, raising £190,000 for metabolic research at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

In 2009 Elin was part of the first all female crew to ever row across the Indian Ocean. The 3500 miles took 78 days to complete, but secured a place for the girls in the 2011 Guinness Book of Records.

In 2012 Elin completed her hat-trick of oceans by sailing 6000 miles across the north Pacific, in 30 days
Elin’s adventures over the years have raised over £250,000 for charities.

Her book “On Tempestuous Seas” is a gritty account :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0_ta...

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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