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Spencer West

May 8, 2013 by Speakers' Spotlight

How Far Would You Walk For A Drink Of Water?

Spencer West lost his legs when he was just five years old, but he hasn’t let that stop him from achieving tremendous accomplishments in his life. Whether it is helping build a school in Kenya, or reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro solely by using his arms, Spencer inspires millions of people to overcome their challenges and reach even the most seemingly impossible of goals.

Right now, Spencer is continuing his commitment to helping others by traveling on his hands (and occasionally in his wheelchair) 300-kilometers from Edmonton to Calgary to raise money for Free The Children’s Water Initiative called “We Walk For Water.” Free The Children was founded by our speakers Craig Keilburger and Marc Keilburger.

Watch the video above to see Spencer kick off the walk’s first day.