Quadriplegic Australian Man Tackles Machu Picchu

Tuesday February 21, 2017
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Quadriplegic Australian Man Tackles Machu Picchu

A quadriplegic man from Australia tackled Machu Picchu with the help of his two friends and former caregivers in January.

At age 18, Phillip Stevens of Sydney, suffered an auto accident that rendered him wheelchair bound for life. However, Stevens never let his condition get in the way of his dreams, including making it to the famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu.

For the six hour duration of their hike, Steven´s two friends alternated between pushing his wheelchair and carrying him, until they finally reached the top.

Stevens and his friends set out for a ten-month adventure in South America, with climbing Machu Picchu as the culminating moment of their journey.

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