S2:E8 Accessible Caminos: Opening the Camino to All

S2:E8 Accessible Caminos: Opening the Camino to All

Justin Skeesuck (I'LL PUSH YOU) journeyed 500 miles in a wheelchair across Spain's Camino de Santiago with the help of his best friend, Patrick Gray. Now Justin & Patrick are making the Camino accessible for pilgrims of all abilities. Justin joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) on this week's podcast premiere to discuss the Accessible Caminos project and the movie, I'll Push You.


Justin Skeesuck (I'LL PUSH YOU) journeyed 500 miles in a wheelchair across Spain's Camino de Santiago with the help of his best friend, Patrick Gray. Now Justin & Patrick are making the Camino accessible for pilgrims of all abilities.  Justin joins author Kevin Donahue (http://www.sacredstepsbook.com) on this week's podcast premiere to discuss the Accessible Caminos project and the movie, I'll Push You. 

 

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MEET OUR GUEST:  Justin Skeesuck

Justin Skeesuck is known as “The Disabled Traveler.” He encourages and instructs people with disabilities how to successfully navigate and overcome the many challenges they are faced with in their everyday lives and when traveling. Most recently, Skeesuck successfully completed The Way of St. James, more commonly known as the Camino de Santiago—a 500-mile epic pilgrimage across the vast terrain of northern Spain, in a specialized wheelchair. His lifelong best friend, Patrick Gray, along with many other friends, acquaintances, and  strangers, pushed Justin for 34 days over mountains, through rivers and even across a desert called the Meseta.

 

MEET THE HOST:  Kevin Donahue

Husband. Father. Backpacker. Pilgrim. Author.

In 2019, Kevin Donahue set off from his home in the United States to begin a pilgrimage journey spanning both years and miles, walking across continents to the ancient end of the world, to kneel at the tombs of eight Apostles. Available for Easter 2023, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal is Kevin's first-hand account of the people and places found along the way to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.

 

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Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal

Available from print and digital booksellers for Easter 2023, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal is the first-person account of a reluctant pilgrim navigating the eternal questions of faith while walking along the world’s revered paths. The book follows one man’s journey through Portugal and Spain on the Camino de Santiago, along the coast of the Pacific Ocean connecting California’s Missions Trail, across England’s ancient Pilgrims’ Way, and onward towards Rome via Europe’s forgotten footpaths on a journey of soulful discovery. More than a travelogue, Sacred Steps: A Pilgrimage Journal is a first-hand account of a pilgrim's journey and the people and places he finds to inspire questions and enlighten answers about faith, hope, and love.

 

 

 

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Justin Skeesuck

Justin Skeesuck is known as “The Disabled Traveler.” He encourages and instructs people with disabilities how to successfully navigate and overcome the many challenges they are faced with in their everyday lives and when traveling. Most recently, Skeesuck successfully completed The Way of St. James, more commonly known as the Camino de Santiago—a 500-mile epic pilgrimage across the vast terrain of northern Spain, in a specialized wheelchair. His lifelong best friend, Patrick Gray, along with many other friends, acquaintances, and strangers, pushed Justin for 34 days over mountains, through rivers and even across a desert called the Meseta.