A young man traveling across the country in a racing wheelchair spent the night in Carrollton after officially pausing his long-distance trip in Norborne. Click to hear KMZU’s Chelsea Wade speak with Ryan Chalmers:
Chalmers was born with Spina Bifida, and has never had complete use of his legs. He is travelling 3,300 miles from Los Angeles to New York City to raise awareness for the nonprofit organization, Stay Focused. He left from California on April 6th and is averaging about 60 miles per day in his racing chair.
“A lot of it’s just mental. Physically, there’s going to be days where you’re just pushing and, you know, something’s going to hurt. You just have to be able to push past that,” said Chalmers, “When I am challenged I think about the reason why I started the whole journey in the first place. That’s what makes it doable.”
Stay Focused works with teens and adults who have physical disabilities. More information is available at www.pushacrossamerica.org.