Friday Inspiration - Kyle Maynard

At the No Barriers Summit this summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Kyle Maynard. He is a true inspiration to me and countless others. Why? Because Kyle is a quadruple amputee who hasn't let his birth defect slow him down! In fact, on the spur of the moment and with almost no preparation, we climbed a 12,000-foot peak together...Kyle used towels and packing tapes on his stumps as we crossed sharp rocks, mud, and snowfields.

Kyle crabbing to his first high altitude summit. Photo by Clyde Soles.

Now Kyle has his sights set on climbing the highest peak in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. I don't have the slightest doubt he is capable of this task! After all, Kyle operates a gym in Atlanta and is a champion wrestler. I am proud to support this historic ascent and sincerely hope you will contribute too.

If you aren't convinced yet, check out this great story and video that Dr. Sanjay Gupta made for CNN.