Monday, December 19, 2016
We Carry Kevan: A Travel Story
I just rode 1,200 miles with my parents in a minivan from Palm Bay, Florida, to Buffalo, New York. A 30-year-old man named Kevan Chandler, who has spinal muscular atrophy (refer to my recent Getty Owl Foundation post for more information) and normally uses a power wheelchair, has traveled far thanks to his friends, who carried him on a specially designed backpack. This past summer, Kevan and a group of his friends went from Atlanta, Georgia, to France, England, and Ireland. Their goal is to make it possible for other wheelchair users to travel with a similar backpack or other apparatus. While establishing We Carry Kevan as a nonprofit, Kevan is writing a book and producing a film about his experiences to be released in the spring of 2017. To read more about Kevan's adventures, go to http://wecarrykevan.com/blog.