Well these two guys sure got the travel bug! Meet Gabriel Cordell and Ryan Chalmers.
Santa Monica resident Gabriel Cordell is rolling across the country in his wheelchair to make it to his 25th high school reunion in West Hempstead, New York next month.
The 42-year old paraplegic departed from the Burbank YMCA Tuesday (April 2nd, 2013) morning. Cordell was left disabled after a car accident 20 years ago. He says his journey is a dream come true.
“I want to inspire and affect people. I want to be able to show everyone that no matter what their circumstances are, if they put their mind to something, they can accomplish it, no matter what anyone says to them,” said Cordell. - Read more about Gabriel at abclocal.com Follow Gabriel’s Journey:http://rollwithme.org
(April 6th, 2013) What waited in front of him was the adventure of a lifetime. A challenge no one has ever attempted, let alone pulled off. A 71-day voyage that will take him from downtown Los Angeles to New York City in a quest to raise money and awareness for the nonprofit organization Stay-Focused, which trains disabled teens to scuba dive
But also a personal challenge to push himself beyond anything he’s ever imagined.
“At this point I just want to get started,” said the 24-year-old Chalmers, who was born with spina bifida and has been confined to a wheelchair his entire life. “I’ve been talking about this for two years. It’s time to stop taking about it and actually do it. I’m pumped. “ -Read more about Ryan at dailybulletin.com Follow Ryan’s Journey: https://www.facebook.com/PushUSA
Geez! These guys are pretty crazy right? Although for a great cause! One trying to inspire to help all face challenges, and oh… to make it to his high school reunion. The other, to raise money for a non profit to help kids scuba dive. That’s a long way to push. I mostly choose to drive my car to the mall and I live across the street from it but that’s because I have delicate hands. Plus I’m lazy. Maybe.