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The Drive Continues...we need your help to reach a new destination.  Mike Nemesvary

'Round the World Challenge started out with the dream of a former world-class athlete: to become the first quadriplegic to drive around the world.

In October 2001, the dream became reality as Mike Nemesvary triumphantly returned to Ottawa, Canada, after a six-month, 40,000 kilometre gruelling journey through over 20 countries.

The Challenge raised over $1 million and provided a living example of the incredible accomplishments that can be achieved by people with even severe disabilities.

...more about Mike's story and the journey

Work continues on the RWC documentary and book and, through his public engagements, Mike continues to motivate and inspire...

2003: 'Round the World Challenge continues...

January, 2003: Governor General announces 13 Meritorious Service Decorations
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, today announced that Mike Nemesvary is one of 13 Canadians who will be awarded the Meritorious Service Medal. This important honour is awarded to individuals whose specific achievements have brought honour to Canada.

October 23, 2002: RWC marked its one year anniversary with a "Tour of Embassies" event...

September 27, 2002: Mike received the 2002 Ontario March of Dimes Rick Hansen Award of Excellence.

Our Mission: Driving to raise international awareness and funds for enabling technologies, which will improve freedom, independence and acceptance for people with disabilities.

"In some countries, a high-level spinal cord injury is a death sentence.... those who do survive, are bed-ridden for the rest of their lives or end up using skateboards or shopping carts to get around, propelling themselves with their hands."

Drive, determination, a refusal to quit or make concessions, loyalty and compassion -- these were the qualities that enabled Mike and 'Round the World Challenge to achieve our first goal. Those same qualities are now being applied to raise funds and awareness through a variety of projects.

GAPC and RWC partner to produce a documentary...



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