A paraplegic athlete will be attempting to row from California to Hawaii.
Angela Madsen is a former marine and wants to use the journey to inspire wounded warriors.
She hopes to hit the water Tuesday and row 2,560 miles from Long Beach, California, to Waikiki.
The journey will be taken in a 19-foot ocean rower called the Spirit of Orlando.
A major journey comes with major motivation.
Madsen wants to raise money for adapted boats that accommodate people with disabilities while serving as an inspiration to America's wounded warriors.
The faces of fallen soldiers adorn the hull of Madsen's boat.
"Our guys need to know their lives are going to be okay and they need to crank it up and find another gear and kind of move positively forward," said Angela Madsen, a paraplegic long distance rower.
Madsen speaks from experience. She was injured while in the Marine Corps and is now a paraplegic due to what she calls serious mistakes during spinal surgery.
But she hasn't let that get her down. Madsen completed four open ocean crossings and won the bronze medal in shot put in the 2012 Paralympics.
She says rowing creates an even playing field.
"You get out of your chair and just get on a boat and nobody knows the difference between you and anybody else out here," said Madsen.
Madsen is teaming up with New Zealand distance rower Tara Remington. They are attempting to go the distance alone without any support vessel. The two estimate the voyage will take them 50-60 days to complete.
The Spirit of Orlando will push off Tuesday at sunset if the weather permits.
Madsen is in the Guiness Book of World Records for rowing across the Atlantic Ocean twice, the Indian Ocean and circling the British Isles.