I wish I had more to say in this videos. It really took some time for it to sink in. Certainly a once in a life time opportunity. Everyone was really excited and to be honest.. the thing I remember the most was the things fellow torchbearers said. I recall two guys that had autism and were better prepared to answer the question than I was. I was too nervous about repeating what at the time sounded like platitudes a politician would utter half heartedly.
“What does it mean to be chosen for this great honor?” Well, I didn’t really know until I saw how much it meant to the others. Started out as just a cool event and reason to go to my favorite pub, but ended up as a lesson in humility. Sometimes I loose track of how far I’ve come since my injury because my life is pretty awesome these days. But these guys were pumped up and I found it really infectious! I’d like to thank them and invite them climbing one day. I was really proud to be selected and I’ll never forget it. Thanks to all involved!
More photos in the “media” area too.
Paralympic Relay shot by my Friend Ivan (the best bar tender you’ll ever meet too)
And a second one done by Chris Wheeler: