CONCORD, ON, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The life of visionary and activist
Spencer West has been marked by both obstacles and triumph. After
losing both legs from the pelvis down at the age of five, he entered a
world that might have easily defeated him. Instead, he tackled
challenge after challenge, learning to navigate in a world set against
those with disabilities. His many accomplishments, played out on the
global stage, led him to discover the techniques business leaders,
professionals, educators and young people can use to redefine possible in their own lives and careers.
Spencer is a keynote speaker sharing his life experiences at the
international level. He is a motivational speaker for Me to We. When
Spencer is not in front of an audience, he is actively involved in
various international charity projects.
Some of Spencer's accomplishments:
Keynote speaker at the YPO/WPO Global Summit in Istanbul, Turkey
He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro on his hands and in his wheelchair in May
He completed an epic 300 km (187 mile) trek on his hands and in his
wheelchair from Edmonton to Calgary, Canada in May 2013
Recipient of the Fervent Global Love of Lives Medal from Taiwan's Chou
Ta-kuan Cultural and Education Foundation in 2011
He served as the Man in Motion Medal Bearer for the Rick Hansen 25th
Anniversary Relay in 2011
Serves as an international leadership facilitator in countries around
In 2013, Spencer received an honorary Doctor of Letters, honoris causa
from Thompson Rivers University
Spencer redefined possible in June 2012 when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Spencer lives in
Toronto, Ontario. His wheelchair of choice is the Quickie Q7 and he is
a great example of Living Without Limits!
SOURCE: Sunrise Medical Canada Inc.
For further information:
For more information on Spencer and the Canadian Ambassador Program, please contact Dominique Sedlezky at 905-761-3711 or Dominique.firstname.lastname@example.org.