Twenty-five years ago, Rick Hansen made his way around the world: in a wheelchair.
Left paralyzed below the waist after a childhood car accident, Hansen set out from Vancouver in 1987. He logged more than 40,000 kilometers in 34 countries in his epic two-year odyssey, raising $26 million for spinal cord research in the process.
This year, Hansen – a dedicated activist who has since raised more than $250 million – has been busy commemorating the 25th anniversary of his original tour with trips around the world.
Now, he’s about to return to Vancouver for an all-star concert. Continue reading:
All-Star Concert with Sarah McLachlan: Rick Hansen Celebration 25, May 22