Cory is a 26 year old American travel addict who blogs about his travels in a wheelchair. He has a strong passion for traveling and has already been to 17 countries around the world. His goal is to visit every continent and document it all along the way, finding the most wheelchair accessible places as he goes and sharing them with his readers. His dream is that one day he’ll be able to wheel his wheelchair onto a plane and stay in it during flight. Here he talks to us about the time he went rock climbing, how Sydney, Australia is the best place he has woken up and how surrounding himself with positive people is his key to happiness.
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Jimmy has been doing triathlon for many years, but only in a wheelchair since a climbing accident in 2004. He is a former commando and had an accident whilst rock-climbing in Wales that left him permanently paralysed from the chest down. His fellow climber and former girlfriend tragically died in the accident. Two months after discharge from hospital he completed the standard distance event at the London Triathlon, and in 2006 he completed an unaided ascent of Kilimanjaro using an arm-powered all-terrain hand bike. Here he tells Uneasy no settle how his time as a commando prepared him for any tough challenge life throws his way and how his father’s surplus chocolate bars leftover from his mountain climbing expeditions inspired his future full interview
Karen is a British paralympic cyclist, paratriathlete, adventurer and author. In 2012 she won a silver medal at the London Paralympics. At the age of 21, Karen became paralysed from the chest down, following a sea cliff climbing accident. Since then her perseverance and creativity have made for an extraorindary life. In 2006 she crossed Greenland’s ice cap whilst sitting on skis using her arms and pole to travel 372 miles. She has also cycled the length of Japan and climbed El Capitan, Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Here, chatting to Uneasy no settle writer Catherine Mack, she talks openly about the challenges that being paralysed poses and how she’s nearly died five times; from falling off a cliff to being run over by a car to cerebral oedema in the Andes and being flown out on a full interview
Martyn Sibley describes himself as a world changer and trailblazer. He's the CEO of Disability Horizons magazine, authored 'Everything is Possible', has a Degree in Economics and a Masters in Marketing, and loves adventure travel. Inspired by Michael Palin, he's visited Australia and the US, travelled from John o' Groats to Lands End by wheelchair, flown a plane, been skiing and scuba diving, and inspires others to travel in his full interview