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An Unforgettable Walk With Spencer West

The act of walking forward is a truly life-affirming motion. In life, we are always moving forward in some way, whether through space, time or in growth. The way we travel forward defines us. If we travel with positivity, pace, good humour and graciousness, we always arrive in the right place.
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Walking for Water and Finding a Mirage of Hope

When we set out to walk from Edmonton to Calgary three days ago, we didn't really know what to expect. Last summer our journey to raise money for clean water in developing communities had us climb Kilimanjaro, but in some ways Alberta's flatlands offer more unforgiving terrain than mountainous peaks.

The Tiniest Man to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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.