Henry David Thoreau wrote, "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” that is exactly what Dan Fischer, founder of the One Last Wave Project has done. Dan sits down with Dianne and Jennie to share how he turned his devastating heartache from the loss of his dad, dog, and other loved ones in the past two years to one of hope and help for others experiencing their own grief. His mission is simply to bring the healing power of the ocean to help grieving families and individuals coping with loss or experiencing hardship. Cemeteries are meant as a way to memorialize those we lose in life, Dan has memorialized hundreds of loved ones on surfboards in order that they may go for one last Ordinary Extraordinary ride on the waves of the ocean bringing a small bit of peace to the hearts of those they have left behind.
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After experiencing the devastating loss of his father and best friend, Dan Fischer turned to surfing to heal through the transformative power of the ocean.
After one faithful salt water sessions on January 4, 2022, he decided to throw out an open invitation on social media to others who may be struggling with loss. He invited them to share the stories and names of a loved ones who they'd lost and promised to etch them onto his board, as a way to forever memorialize them in the place they so deeply loved.
That inaugural board has now become a beacon of hope and that turned a simple idea into a global movement.