Rick Hansen

Rick Hansen

A Life in Motion

Book - 2013
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Rick Hansen suffered a spinal cord injury at the age of 15 after a car accident. But it didn't stop him - during the 1980s he was active in the Paralympics as a wheelchair basketball player. He became inspired by Terry Fox's Marathon of Hope and when Terry Fox was forced to end his run across Canada prematurely, Rick Hansen made a vow to carry on.
 

This vow became the "Man in Motion" tour. Rick circumnavigated the globe in his wheelchair raising awareness and money for spinal cord research. It was a 26 month trek across 4 continents and 34 countries.
 

Rick's activism and the foundation he created after the tour continue to this day.

 

Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781554551958
Branch Call Number: J 362.43092 Hanse-Q
Characteristics: 72 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map.
Alternative Title: Life in motion

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