Jeff Chapski via Crowdrise
July 11, 2013
I was inspired to take on the Wheelchair for a Day (WFD) Challenge by my friend, Janne Kouri, Founder of Next Step Fitness and fellow Georgetown University alumnus.
I have always been drawn to physical challenges that require equal amounts of mental stamina such as playing NCAA football, climbing the highest peak in Africa, running a marathon, competing in half-ironman distance triathlons and completing three Tough Mudder events.
The WFD may be my biggest challenge yet. Stepping into the unknown world of a physically disabled person for a day is daunting. It is my goal to experience those challenges, share those experiences with others and raise some money for Next Step Fitness and the important work that they do.
Please keep reading to learn more about Janne's amazing journey in creating Next Step Fitness.
WFD is a global public awareness campaign aimed at increasing the understanding of the daily challenges and accessibility issues associated with living in a wheelchair. WFD challenges able-bodied people to spend one day in a wheelchair and to share their experience with the world through social media. The goal is to raise funds to allow NextStep to expand to communities nationwide and to educate and encourage the public to be more proactive in supporting those living in wheelchairs.
Accept the Challenge and Wheelchair for a Day!
Twitter: @nextstepla #wheelchairforaday