Tuesday, May 22, 2007

man in motion 2007

man in motion 2007
Originally uploaded by ebbandflo_pomomama.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is Rick Hansen wheeling himself up Thermal Drive in Port Moody, BC on the 20th anniversary of his round the world man-in-motion tour.

Thermal Drive is bl**dy steep and I certainly wouldn't want to cycle up it (or down it come to think of it) let alone wheel up it like this.

When Rick was 15 he broke his back in a car accident and has been a paraplegic ever since. He has dedicated his life since then to raising awareness for spinal cord injury research and rehabilitation.

The wee guy and I went out today to see him 'celebrate' his homecoming final leg from 20 years ago.

I am humbled (and the wee guy thinks Rick is cool)
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