Kevan Chandler was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a neuromuscular disease which limits his mobility and requires Kevan to utilize a wheelchair. Wanting to visit parts of Europe (due to their nature of being historic locations), Kevan and his friends developed a plan to design a special backpack so that they could carry Kevan throughout parts of Europe. thus making the continent fully accessible. The trip later became the focus of a documentary, book and nonprofit organization.
About We Carry Kevan:
The nonprofit aims to inspire both the disabled and able-bodied communities to re-imagine accessibility, then empower this change by providing resources and training for collaborative adventures
ABOUT BILL COON
Bill Coon is a two-time heart transplant recipient, kidney recipient, author, professional speaker and patient advocate.
After being diagnosed with end-stage heart and kidney failure in 2009, Bill later spent 70 days in the Intensive Care Unit of a Chicago hospital waiting for the gift of life. While he waited, Bill wrote a journal each day with the hope of someday creating a book that would serve as a support system to anybody who was ill. That book later became SWIM: A Memoir of Survival, an international seller that has aided thousands in overcoming the mental battle of various illnesses. Bill later went on to become a patient advocate and sought-after speaker who uses his story to inspire thousands each year.