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 2012.
- 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 the world
- 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.
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For more information on Spencer and the Canadian Ambassador Program, please contact Dominique Sedlezky at 905-761-3711 or [email protected].