Monday, September 18, 2017

I'll Push You

I'll Push You: 
A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair
Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck
Justin and Patrick have been friends for their whole lives. Even when living in separate states, they've made the effort to stay in touch and visit often. Justin has a disease that is slowly robbing him of the use of his arms and legs. He's wheelchair bound, but still loves a good adventure. One day as Justin is watching tv he is struck with the desire to "walk" Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile trek through Spain. He knows there is no way that he can do it alone, so he enlists his best friend to help him. With the help of friends from all over, and even strangers, the two best friends complete the 500 mile journey. The trip not only re-solidifies their friendship, but they both come away with a deeper understanding of what life is all about.

I'm not usually a fan of memoirs. But this book was inspirational. The authors did a great job of describing what the experience was life so that the readers were swept into the experience with them. But there weren't too many details. The story moved swiftly, while still giving a sense of the difficulties and triumphs along the way. It was inspiring and heartwarming. I would definitely recommend this book if you enjoy stories of friendship, overcoming trials, or need a fresh look at the goodness of humanity.

I received a copy of this book from Goodreads. All thoughts expressed are my own.

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