Through my incredible opportunity to speak at Free The Children’s We Day, I had the privilege to meet the very inspiring Spencer West – one of the many remarkable individuals at the event.
Spencer is not only a humbled, kind and hilarious guy, but he also has an amazing life story that he has shared with thousands of people across the world. Since I cannot do him justice, I encourage you to check out him telling his own story; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjy2YNADXR4
Spencer will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro this June to raise funds for clean water projects in Kenya. Despite the difficult journey on it’s own, Spencer takes this challenge to a whole new level. You see, as a child, Spencer lost both his legs and was told he would never walk again. This certainly didn’t stop him from being a cheerleader in high school, pursuing other passions in his life and now tackling the largest mountain in Africa. The campaign is called “Redefine Possible” . His journey will begin on June 12, 2012 and it will be documented on that very website. The goal is to raise $750,000 to provide these clean water sustainable sources to approximately 12,500 people in Kenyan communities. If you choose to get involved, it is $10 to sponsor a step.
Good Luck Spencer! We are all cheering you on!