Spencer West, motivational speaker and partner of Me to We, uses his personal struggles to encourage young people to look beyond their own circumstances and see how they can make a difference to other...
On Monday June 18, our friend Spencer West reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. Although other disabled climbers have attempted Kilimanjaro and other mountains wearing prosthetics, West is the first person ever to climb Kili -- and likely any significant mountain anywhere -- on his hands.
Climbing Kilimanjaro isn't particularly unique. It's an accomplishment, absolutely, but thousands of people do it every year. However they have all had something West does not: legs. Spencer is 2''7 in height, with no lower body below the pelvis. What he lacks in limbs, he more than makes up for in tenacity.