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Blind Journey Athlete Shawn Cheshire – BionicOldGuy

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Journey Sports activities Journal, Feb/March 2023

This difficulty of Journey Sports activities Journal had the inspiring story of Shawn Cheshire, an Military Vet and EMT. This can be a free journal accessible in numerous locations, my native bagel store had it. In 2009 Shawn bought a traumatic mind harm whereas treating a combative affected person, and ended up going blind. This led her into extreme melancholy. In her phrases “I had a option to make, I may both select to see the chances, make the chances, uncover the chances, or I used to be going to kill myself”. Luckily, she selected the previous, and with assist from the Veteran’s Administration Palo Alto Polytrauma Rehabilitation middle, turned herself right into a world-class journey and endurance athlete. She has raced for Staff USA within the Paralympics on a tandem bike and likewise runs competitively. Much more astonishingly, she has skilled herself to experience solo on a motorcycle, and has ridden throughout the US from Oregon to Virginia, in addition to finishing the off-road 2700-mile Tour Divide that follows the Continental Divide Path from Canada to Mexico. I’ve examine doing the Tour Divide in numerous journey books together with Jill Horner’s Be Courageous, Be Robust: A Journey Throughout the Nice Divide. It’s a exceptional problem for anybody. However finishing it with out sight approaches unfathomable.

Shawn’s newest plan is to grow to be the primary lady and solely the second individual with out sight to climb Mt Everest. However she’s going to proceed on to climb Lhotse, thereby changing into the primary blind individual to do this back-to-back problem. I’ve little doubt she’s going to accomplish this purpose.

Tales like this at all times make me rethink any of my very own limitations and feeble excuses for not being extra energetic.

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Driving Previous the Grand Tetons on her Coast-to-Coast Journey (Journey Sports activities Journal, Feb/March 2023)



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