That old shark bite, almost 10 years old now, just keeps opening doors. Who would ever imagine that I would be going to speak as part of a contingent of shark attack survivors before the U.S. Congress on behalf of sharks!!!. A man who is also a shark attack survivor called on the phone last night and after a little small talk about missing body parts and Shark Week he asked me how I felt about sharks.
"Honestly," I said, " they're amazing creatures (mean, but amazing). I entered their world at dinner time. I hold no gradges against them."
He was thrilled and then invited me to go with 10 other victims on July 15th to Washington D.C and speak on behalf of a bill that is before Congress and has to do with finning of sharks. I don't know all the details, but I do know that the PEW Charitalble Trust will pay for my ticket there, and my food and lodging. I will arrive on the 14th and maybe leave on the 15th. I say maybe because I may stay a bit longer once I'm there. I thought I would be in RI for the remainder of the summer, but this opportunity just sounds like way too much fun!!