Rick Hansen

August 8, 2016 by Speakers' Spotlight

The Unexpected Friendship Between a Teenager and a Canadian Hero

Rick Hansen has dedicated his life to creating a world that is accessible and inclusive for all. Best known as the “Man In Motion” for undertaking an epic two-year circumnavigation around the world in his wheelchair, Rick is also a four-time world champion, nine-time Pan Am gold medalist, and three-time Paralympic gold medalist. He challenges everyone make a difference and leave a positive legacy. When Hansen met Trent Seymour, a teenager left paralyzed after a hunting accident, they discovered they had a lot in common.

Two years later, they’re still close, and Rick has played a big role in Trent’s future career path. Listen below as Rick Hansen talks to CBC’s Candy Palmater about the journey:

By: CBC Radio