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IN Travel & Adventure ON 07 Aug, 2014
Patrick Grey and Justin Skeesuck are best friends since childhood. They have done naughtiest of adventures together. Justin is suffering from auto-immune disease and uses wheelchair to move anywhere. His determination is solid as rock and he wanted to trek in the mountains of El-Camino de Santiago(Way of St. James). El- Camino De Santigo is 500 mile stretch of mountains in Spain.
They covered their journey in 35 days. During the journey, Patrick carried Justin on his shoulder at times, they even got in 10 inch mud. They travelled the distance passing mountains and rivers. The Travellers along the way greeted them and some of them even helped in pushing the wheelchair.
"It was very humbling, and truly satisfying and amazing to be able to accomplish something that we set out collectively to do," Skeesuck told the New York Daily News. It was insane, but we proved that even if you have limits in your life, they don’t have to define who you are. Nothing is impossible," Gray told Today.com. Travelers who came in the way, helped the pair to move further, even pushed them. Their story moved many travelers, so they decided to put their effort.
Skeesuck and Grey have set up a website called illPushYou.com through which they will raise funds for shooting a documentary and promoting awareness for Skeesuck's disease. They are planning to shoot a documentary and will release it by 2015.
Patrick and Justin have all the naughty memories of childhood. They have done many adventures together and have always sticked with each other through thick and thin.
It took 35 days for the pair to complete the distance. The determination and the tough skin they showed inspired many travelers along the way.
The picturesque and scenic view while the pair travels. Two best friends and such a panoramic view, what more can one ask for.
This surely will melt many heart. People everywhere in the world are so encouraging and helpful.
" The whole point is these people didn't have to stop. They could just have kept walking. But our story says that if you jump in faith, others will help you complete their task", Skeesuck told Today.com.
The couple have already made plans for their next trip. May be scuba diving or a wild safari. We wish them best of luck. If you like their story, share this to everyone.