In the 20 years following Mike’s famous ‘Round the World Challenge in 2001, many strides have been made in the field of research and empowerment for people with spinal cord injury. The drive, however, is far from over. Quadriplegics and others with SCI face continued battles and barriers, from basic human rights of dignity and independence to day-to-day access, movement, personal care and much more.
Complicating this further is the COVID-19 global pandemic, which has unfortunately had negative impacts both financially as well as in the matters of physical health and mental & emotional wellbeing. It is in this spirit that we are pressing on with the 20th anniversary of the ‘Round the World Challenge, continuing Mike’s mission to raise awareness and funds for people with spinal cord injury so that they may lead better lives with greater dignity, freedom and independence.