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Rick Hanson's Cloud of Witnesses

From 1985 to 1987, Rick Hanson, a paraplegic athlete, circled the globe on his wheelchair to raise awareness of and money for spinal cord research.

It was a grueling trip. There are photos of him in all kinds of weather: burning heat, slashing rain, swirling blizzard, howling wind; and in all terrain: desert wastelands, dense forests, patchwork farmlands, craggy mountains.

He strains his head back, his neck fluted with stretched cords, his arms taut with aching muscles, his body a skein of bulging veins and his fists like stones, as he climbs the near impossible ...

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