As a World Champion in the outrigger canoe, adaptive surfing and as a Paralympian in the sprint kayak, Ann developed a model to make and attain all the goals she sets. She has participated in many sports and found that with each one she was able to trust her abilities in her work. That confidence destroys fears that society has put on her to accomplish her goals and has been a key factor in her success.
As a child, the ocean was a part of her cultural identity and once she got back into the ocean, she reached a monumental point in her life. She felt re-born and back to being herself before she was paralyzed.