Domonic Corradin and his team of handcyclists just finished a 500k trek through the Yunnan Province in southwest China. They started at the foothills of the Himalayas, in the city of Shanrgi-La. The landscape they pass through is absolutely stunning and the cause, well that will just inspire you.
As adventurists they seek to explore China to the extreme, but are there to raise awareness about handcycling and disabled sports. To inspire people to push their limits and explore the world around them. What they are doing is changing lives. According to an Article on Health24.com titled “Benefits of sport for people with disabilities”, “Sport offers physical advantages – good blood circulation, stronger muscles, better balance and co-ordination. But, sport can offer so much more.” Hilary Beeton, an occupational therapist and athletics classifier for the South African Sports Association for Physically Disabled and the International Paralympic Committee adds that “Sport provides a platform for acquiring life skills.” “People who participate in sports enjoy psychological benefits like goodself-esteem and confidence and a belief in their skills and abilities.”
We should all seek to live life to the fullest, no matter what we may think is holding us back. Domonic and his team from Krankin’ Thru China crush the idea that because you are disabled, that you can’t live a life of adventure and extreme sports. Love these guys! Keep Krankin’ guys, I am going to get off my butt and go do something adventurous!
Please check out the photos and journal entries on their Facebook page:
Also, Krankin’ Thru China’s Web site to donate and show support: