In 2014 Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray set out on an adventure like no other and titled their Camino journey ‘I’ll Push’You’. How this came about is one of the main reasons we supported this worthy cause. Justin is required to use a motorised wheelchair following a terrible car accident when he was 16. Now Justin dedicates his life to supporting others and inspiring people with disabilities. When he came up with the idea to do the 800km full trail of the Camino de Santiago his life-long friend Patrick agreed to push him.
We were inspired by their commitment to support each other, support a cause they believed in and a selfless attitude. Justin and Patrick took on all of the physical and mental hardships along the 800km trek to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. After a whole month on the trail, they crossed the finish line embracing friends, family and fellow pilgrims who had helped them along the way. And one day ahead of schedule!
In 2017, Justin and Patrick released a book and a movie documenting their incredible Camino journey and inspiring friendship.
Watch their latest trailer here:
To learn about the I’ll Push You story, you can read Justin’s blog posts here: