On Saturday, May 2, 2020, Quinn Brett and Joshua Stevens will be taking part in the Red Bull Wings For Life global event - but with a twist.
For 24 hours straight, starting at 9am MDT, Joshua will be running and Quinn will be handcycling around Lake Estes here in Colorado.
Dr. Kendra Ryan from Estes Park Yoga is serving as their team support captain. You can follow their progress and donate if you are so compelled here.
I would suggest reading this articles before for context and backstory.
Quinn was paralyzed in a climbing accident in 2017, and Joshua suffered spinal cord injuries from combat.
We talk about their mission for this event, their recovery from both injuries and substance abuse, depression, people that have stayed and left their new lives, just being sad today, and the very difficult task of looking forward and accepting.
I'm also amazed that had Joshua's car not broken down on 36, and my friend Viktor not stopped to help, this episode wouldn't have happened.