Canoe Trip to Cure Diabetes Paddles Through Demopolis


By George McDonald

From the West Alabama Newsroom--  A duo on a thousand mile canoe trip paddled their way through Demopolis on their way to gulf in Mobile.

Peter Stadalsky and Nolan McClelland are paddling with a purpose. The two men are trying to raise money and awareness to help find a cure for diabetes.

"This trip if nothing else has been a huge example to me of just how good people can be and you know they're everywhere. Its not just like one or two good people, everyone's awesome and this has been a huge blessing for us," said McClelland.

They're canoeing down the Tombigbee River on the last leg of an amazing journey that started in Great Smokey Mountain National Park in North Carolina.

"you're at the mercy of Mother Nature out here and its pretty awesome, its just totally unpredictable, its really spontaneous and I'm just going for the ride and its awesome," said Stadalsky.

They hope to raise about $10,000 dollars for the American Diabetes Association. They expect to make it to Mobile September 1st.