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Pascale Honore's Duct Tape Surfing Inspires Us All (VIDEO)

19/08/2013 14:27 BST | Updated 19/08/2013 14:47 BST

When our friends over at The Huffington Post Canada first wrote about the story of Pascale Honore, a paraplegic mum who managed to achieve her to dream of going surfing, it was an inspiring tale. Now, it's a story that has gone viral.

The 50-year-old mother was left paralysed after a tragic car accident 18 years ago.

"I was talking with my friend and suddenly realised I was on the wrong side of the road and over-corrected," the 50-year-old mother from Elliston, Australia told The Advertiser.

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Her friend escaped with a bruise, but Honore's life changed forever.

Now, with the help of a family friend and some duct tape, she's a surfer.

Honore says both her sons surf and that she's always gone to watch them, the Barossa and Light Herald reports.

“I was always talking about [how] good it would be to go surfing and one day, a friend of my son said ‘you know what, I think we could tape you onto my back and take you out there,'" she said.

The family friend, 23-year-old Tyron Swan, says in a Vimeo clip titled 'Duct Tape Surfing' that Honore "just hassled me every time I wanted to go for a surf."

"She would put herself through anything to be in the ocean."

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Now, with a fundraising campaign, Honore and Swan are planning a "Leggless Summer" tour to find the best waves in western Australia and continue inspiring people with their story.

"It's just been absolutely amazing," Pascale told the Herald Sun.

"We never thought that it would go this big."