April 2012 Archives
If you imagine the best possible party, you'd probably picture a huge gathering of friends in a super-cool setting, include some of the most impressive world-changers on the planet, some iconic Canadian musicians, and sprinkle in the odd hero.
That's exactly what went down the other night in beautiful Vancouver. Labeled as the Night of Heroes, it was an opportunity to gather friends and rally support for Free The Children's Redefine Possible campaign. It turned into the single-most humbling and overwhelming event I've ever experienced.
If you have a few minutes to spare, please read this humbling blog that my good friend Jason Mraz wrote about Redefine Possible, even in the midst of launching his new incredible album Love is a Four Letter Word.
Also check out these cool tweets and posts from Nelly Furtado, Nina Dobrev, The Midway State and Ethan Zohn.
Curious about what the climb is about? Check out this great video!
It's almost here. All the anticipation, the hype, the nervousness - it'll soon be over. Whenever I get too anxious thinking about it - like the things that could possibly go wrong - I try to focus on why I'm doing this. I want to share with you a little bit more about why this is so important to me.
Over the past year, Kenya has experienced the worst drought in 60 years. Although the UN recently declared the drought over, you don't just slap a label like "worst drought in 60 years" and expect things to be okay the moment the drought is "declared" over.
My name is Spencer West and I was born with a genetic disease that prevented the muscles in my legs from working, and at the age of five they were removed just below my pelvis so I could get around better.
The doctors said I would never sit up, walk or be a functioning member of society. But my family and I refused to accept that. Instead, we set out to redefine what was possible. With their support, I've overcome many obstacles.
Believe it or not I'm about to face my greatest obstacle ever! And I'm going to redefine possible yet again.