01 Jul '12, 12pm

Spencer West Climbs Kilimanjaro with No Legs | Care2 Causes

Spencer West Climbs Kilimanjaro with No Legs | Care2 Causes

A Toronto climber has scaled Mount Kilimanjaro in 20,000 steps, nearly all of them on his hands. With no legs and endless grit, 31-year-old Spencer West raised over $500,000 for Free the Children’s Redefine Possible initiative. The money will support clean-water projects in East Africa. West has redefined what is possible since birth, when he was diagnosed with sacral agenesis. The rare genetic disorder causes abnormalities in the lower spine. At age five doctors amputated both of his legs below the pelvis. Here’s how West describes their prognosis in a video for Free the Children : They said I would never walk, that I wouldn’t be a functioning member of society, that the odds would always be against me. But I refused to listen then, and I refuse to listen now. In an interview with Colin Perkel for Canadian Press , West said a meeting with an 8-year-old Kenyan girl inspire...

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Double leg amputee scales Mount Kilimanjaro, despite doctors saying he would never be a functioning member of society

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