Man Skis 220 Miles to the South Pole … in His Wheelchair!
Lifestyle| | By Jason Owen
If you’re in need of some inspiration, look no further than the man who skied all the way to the South Pole. Maybe that doesn’t sound very impressive to you, but that’s because we have yet to mention that he’s paraplegic and in a wheelchair.
For most of his life, Aron Anderson has been paralyzed from the waist down. Despite his physical limitations, Anderson has become a self-described “professional adventurer,” and he turned to sports to push his own personal boundaries. He uses them to set new life goals to achieve. In 2016, Anderson embarked on his most difficult and grueling challenge to date. He wanted to ski to the South Pole.
Landing at the coast of Antarctica, Anderson began a 220-mile journey across the harsh, cold terrain. After 22 days in subzero temperatures, Anderson finally reached his destination. Anderson’s journey raised over $800,000 for childhood cancer support.
Since his story has gone viral, Anderson has started touring the country as a motivational speaker, using his YouTube channel to spread his stories of inspiration. As Anderson’s YouTube page states, “His amazing feats inspire others to realize their potentials – whatever the difficulties.”
To learn about Anderson’s journey, as well as how he first became paralyzed at just 7 years old, watch the full video below. Be sure to SHARE his amazing story with anybody who needs a smile today.