Rick Hansen is a Canadian athlete, speaker and philanthropist. He is founder the Rick Hansen Foundation and is dedicated to assisting people with disabilities. He is also a paraplegic, having lost the use of his legs in an automobile accident at age 15. He is best known for his, “Man-in-Motion World Tour,” in the 1980s, when he spent 26 months wheelchairing through 34 countries to raise awareness for people with disabilities.
For me, Rick Hansen is a great inspiration and role model. He is a tremendous example of my belief that anything is possible, including recovering from what is supposedly an incurable health condition! I love watching this video of him on the Rick Mercer Report. It makes me cry every time!
Wishing you an inspiring day!