Hilary Lister

 

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: British sailor and sailing enthusiast who had been relegated to her couch for years by reflex sympathetic dystrophy, a degenerative disease that rendered her immobile from the neck down and left her in near-constant pain, who became an adept sailor by skippering sailboats with mechanisms similar to those that control electric wheelchairs, who was the first quadriplegic person to sail alone across the English Channel in 2005 and the first disabled woman to circumnavigate Britain solo in 2009.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from reflex sympathetic dystrophy

 

Born: March 3, 1972

 

Died: August 18, 2018

 

Location: Ashford, Kent, England